Speaking to the club’s official website, Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has said that he is “delighted” to have come away from this weekend’s clash with Reading with all three points.

Adam Armstrong opened the scoring just eight minutes in to put Blackburn Rovers ahead before playmaker Bradley Dack doubled Rovers’ lead just after half time. Reading pulled one back just before the hour mark through John Swift but Tony Mowbray’s side held on and returned to Ewood Park with all three points.

Mowbray spoke after the game, reflecting on a good win for his side, praising his players for overcoming late illness and injuries in his squad.

“I’m delighted with the points because to win away in the Championship is always tough. I thought we started the game tremendously well, in fact, we started both halves tremendously well. We were on the front foot and were at our best in the first half-hour of the first half.

“The team changed overnight through illness and injury and for the team to take on board the information from a 20-minute meeting earlier today, full credit has to go to them. They’re a wonderful group of lads who care about each other, work for each other. They always go to the well and give it their best.

“Tosin [Adarabioyo] picked up an injury in training yesterday and Joe Rothwell was the only one of a few who felt unwell, who was vomiting.

“It took us ages to get here and it was a long, long drive so I’m delighted that the lads got the reward for their hard work and endeavour.

“We have a week to prepare for the next game, at home, and it’s another opportunity for us to get three more points.”