Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has been reflecting on his side’s loss to Leeds United, saying that he thought his side could have knicked a point way from the Whites late on.

Leeds United defeated Blackburn Rovers 2-1 on Saturday afternoon, with the loss seeing Rovers drop to 18th place in the Championship table.

Patrick Bamford put Leeds ahead after converting a contentious penalty with 30 minutes on the clock before Jack Harrison doubled the Whites’ lead just five minutes later. Another five minutes later, Blackburn pulled one back through Derrick Williams but that was how the game would end.

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Now, Mowbray has been speaking to the club’s official website about the game, saying:

“I genuinely thought that with 20 minutes to go that we’d get a point. Whilst they’re a good team, you felt the momentum turn a little bit despite us playing a lot of the game out of possession of the ball. I felt that a goal was coming, whether that would come from a set play or through something dropping our way after going a little bit more direct to Danny [Graham].

“Let’s be honest, we didn’t really create too many clear cut chances and weren’t peppering their goal in the final 20 minutes, but I felt a nervousness with their crowd. We have to find that bit of quality in the tight games that make the difference in the final third. We have players who can do that, but today it didn’t quite happen for us around their box. We’re finding a way to lose games at the moment. We’re in every game and we’re very close.”


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