Speaking to the club’s official website, Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has called for his side to dig in and show some fight after a frustrating run of results.

Heading into Tuesday night’s game against Birmingham City, Blackburn Rovers are without a win in four games. In their last four matches they have been defeated by Luton Town and QPR and drawn against both Nottingham Forest and Huddersfield Town.

Rovers have had the chances to both kill games off and errors here and there have seen them concede soft goals, and manager Tony Mowbray is determined to see his side stamp out the errors and be more clinical in front of goal as they hope to bring an end to their winless streak. Speaking to the club’s official website ahead of the game, he said:

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“I think the team is really close to being a really good team in this league. The moments of softness, the lapses of concentration, that’s what’s costing us at the moment. It’s not breaking our way at times – Huddersfield had two shots on target at the weekend and scored with both, one of which was a penalty.

“We need to dig in. We know we’re way short on points for the quality of players we have in our squad. Football is about putting the ball in the net at one end and keeping the ball out of the net at the other. We need to improve in both parts of that.

“A million managers have spoken about how good they are between both boxes, but that doesn’t matter. We need to find a way to win and be more clinical in both boxes. The final pass has to be better and we need to make first contact on the ball at the other end,” he added.

“It’s still very early in the season. I think after 30 games of last season Aston Villa were still in the bottom half of the table. They ended up ticking and managed to win games to get promoted. The margins are really fine and we need to keep working to make sure that those really tight games go our way and we keep believing.”


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