Speaking to Blackburn Rovers’ official club website, manager Tony Mowbray has heaped praise on Millwall and manager Neil Harris ahead of this Saturday’s game at Ewood Park.

Blackburn Rovers will be hoping to come back from the international break and rise up the Championship table, sitting in 17th place after six games so far. They come up against a Millwall side who have proven difficult to beat so far this season, losing just once against Fulham.

Speaking ahead of the game, Rovers boss Tony Mowbray has said that it will not be an easy game for Rovers, going on to praise manager Neil Harris for the “remarkable” job he has done at The Den.

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“Millwall have already been to West Brom and got a 1-1 draw, they’ve gone to Middlesbrough and got a 1-1 draw, they’ve beaten Preston, beaten Sheffield Wednesday. 

“They’ve only lost to Fulham and are a decent team. Normally, you play against some teams and the fans say ‘we should be beating them’. But it’s not the reality, because it’s 11 v 11 and you have to find a way to beat them. They have a work ethic, they stick together and we have to be mindful of them.

“But it’s an opportunity to be aggressive, be attacking and look to get the three points. I think Neil Harris has done a remarkable job there. When I look at the statistics I don’t see a club that want to build up the play,” he added

“They have Matt Smith, who scored against us for QPR last season and can go direct to him. They have Connor Mahoney on one wing and Jed Wallace on the other, so that proves that they do have agile, technical, quick footballers. They have players who they can go direct to and have a good balance to their team. They can fight and battle for every second ball and have two huge central defenders.

“They carry a threat and their results show that they are a good side.”


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