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Mowbray looks for intensity against the U's

21 November 2017

Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray is looking for his side to build on a record that has seen them lose just twice in their last 14 games ahead of tonight's game against the U's.

Rovers have conceded just four times away this season, but face a United side who are now top scorers in the division. 

“We are working really hard" Mowbray told the Lancashire Telegraph. "I have drilled it into them that there are no easy games. You have to make sure that your levels and anticipation of the next challenge is intense.

“Every team is fit, organised and has a game-plan, no-one rolls over because Blackburn Rovers are coming to town and let you beat them. We have to have a real intensity about the way that we go.

“It’s two defeats from 14 and the losses to AFC Wimbledon and Oldham, we have to kick ourselves that we lost those games.But it’s great credit when you look at the league table to know that we have been away to the likes of Shrewsbury, Wigan, Bradford and Scunthorpe, four of the top five, so as long as you grow and keep believing we can capitalise on the games at home.

“We have given ourselves a chance, not sitting here thinking that we have those games (away at promotion rivals) to come, it’s good that we have got them out of the way and we have to keep working hard, stick together and keep picking up results as we go.”

Rovers have yet to name an unchanged side this season:

“We have to be mindful of who we feel can get through three games a week" Mowbray said. "There might be a change or two but it won’t be a reflection of their performance, sometimes you make changes because you are mindful of the games to come.

“You might have a home game coming up in which you feel you will have more of the ball or one away from home where you have to make sure you have more energy and athleticism and pick teams accordingly. As long as the group understand everyone is required and if you are sat on the bench then it means we need you to give your maximum in three days.”


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