Rothwell glad to be back with training

Joe Rothwell has claimed that he is very excited at the prospect of reunited with his Blackburn teammates, who have not been involved in training for the last 10 weeks. After the coronavirus pandemic hit the United Kingdom, Rothwell and many other teammates had a surprise time off.

MOWBRAY CALLS FOR SEASON TO BE COMPLETED

Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has called for the Fa to find a solution on how to conclude the current league season. The European domestic league has been put on hold due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus. To manage the spread among fans and the players, hence the decision to postpone the league till April 2nd the earliest.
Since the announcement that the league will be postponed to a later date, there have been a series of suggestions on how to conclude the ongoing season. Opinions have differed among stakeholders.

Corry Evans pleased with Blackburn’s form since the international break

Blackburn Rovers midfielder Corry Evans has been impressed with the form shown by the club since their return from the international break. The Rovers have notched back-to-back victories following the international break and they have largely relied on Bradley Dack, who has netted three of the club’s four goals in this period.


Speaking on the club’s official website, Evans was pleased with the outcome of the past two games for the club and he was particularly pleased with the victory over an in-form Brentford side, where the team managed to keep the clean sheet despite having only one-third of the possession, he told: "We knew what type of game it would be tonight against a Brentford team who are a good footballing side. We had to be right at it both in and out of possession tonight and we did that really well, keeping the clean sheet as well. I think we should have scored more, but David made some really good saves.”

Tony Mowbray reflects on tough week for Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has said that his team have experienced a tough week after managing just one point from the previous three Championship games. The Rovers recently suffered a 2-1 defeat to Luton in their home patch and that was soon followed by a stalemate against Nottingham Forest, where they should have won.
After successive winless games, the Lancashire outfit came up against Queens Park Rangers on the road where they were thoroughly beaten by a 4-2 score. Speaking after that match, Mowbray said that the Rovers should have done better in the recent home games but he has no complaints regarding the Rangers result where they were poor defensively.

BLACKBURN HELD AT HOME

Blackburn Rovers and Nottingham Forest played a thrilling 1-1 draw at Ewood Park. Blackburn manager had made a series of changes for the game with Tosin Adarabioyo and Corry Evans dropped to the bench for the fixture.

The match began with both clubs sizing each other in the first half. Nottingham Forest could have taken the lead in the first minute following Joe Lolley strike which was deflected wide. The game then became a ding dong affair in the midfield with neither side taking good care of possession.

Northern Ireland Do Not Fear Germany, Says Corry Evans

Corry Evans has sensationally claimed that Northern Ireland need not fear Germany or be in awe of the opponent when they take on each other at the Windsor Park. The Blackburn midfielder captained his team during the 1-0 victory over Luxembourg. This happens to be the 54th international appearance for Evans, who is hopeful that his team will be able to continue their push for a Euro 2020 qualification. The 29-year-old says that there is a lot of belief within the team after having reached the same stage only four years ago. Back then, Northern Ireland created history by reaching the finals for the first time in 34 years.

Michael O’Neill has seen Ireland placed themselves in a great position for qualification. The team has managed a 100% record in the group stages, but things get very difficult from here on. Germany and Holland are the next two opponents for Northern Ireland. It is important that the team picks up as many points from these games – even through draws – in order to stay in contention. O’Neill says that the manner in which hurdles were overcome during the Euro 2016 qualification campaign will be an inspiration for the team. Germany have been in excellent form and Netherlands have also been showing signs of getting back to the best.

Tony Mowbray keen on arresting Blackburn Rovers’ poor league form

Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has said that the team are trying to find the best way to compete in each game and arrest the poor run of league form. The Rovers recently suffered their eighth defeat in 10 Championship matches and this has seen them drop to the 16th position in the standings.

Speaking in a press conference, Mowbray said that the players are not prepared to let up on the ongoing form and they are determined to turn things before the campaign concludes, he said: “We are trying to find the best way to compete in each game. We give the players a game-plan and for long times this season we have been competitive. The results recently have been disappointing but we are going to try and finish the season strong. We now have some experienced players back, some defenders, and hopefully we can give a good account of

Steven Davies Calls for Fast Start in Euro 2020 Qualifiers

Northern Ireland’s Steven Davies claims that it would be a remarkable achievement for the nation if they qualify for the Euro 2020. The qualification campaign for this competition starts with a round of games in this latest international break.
Northern Ireland will also be one of the teams involved in this round and they have a great responsibility in order to build on the Euro 2016 qualification. Northern Ireland created history by reaching the Euro 2016 but failing to build on that outcome will be a major disappointment for the national team.

Since the national team are up against teams like Belarus and Estonia in Group C, there is a good chance of Ireland getting off to a positive start and Davies is also expecting a similar outcome. Davies also says that the memories of the Euro 2016 positivity are still fresh for Northern Ireland players and this will help them provide extra motivation for the opening two rounds in March. Belarus and Estonia will once again be the opponents for Northern Ireland in the June round of games before they take on Luxembourg in a friendly match in September. All these games do present a winnable solution for Northern Ireland, whose last victory was in September when they beat Israel. Since then, the team has been unable to win the last four games.

Evans set to feature for Blackburn on Wednesday night.

Blackburn defender Corry Evans has been cleared to play the upcoming league clash against Reading at the Madjeski Stadium on Wednesday. Evans had been on the treatment table after he suffered an injury away to Brentford at the beginning of February.

The 28-year-old appears to have recovered in time for the crunch clash against Reading which would come as a boost to the club. Blackburn have been plagued with injuries if recent with the likes of Jacob Davenport, Ben Gladwin and Dominic Samuel currently sidelined.

Corry Evans pleased with Tony Mowbray’s recent approach at Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn Rovers midfielder Corry Evans has revealed that manager Tony Mowbray has recently been asking input from some of the club’s senior players which has improved on their performances on the playing field. The Lancashire outfit ended the previous season on a sad note with three successive league defeats but they have managed to shed the disappointment with a run of three-straight victories since the turn of the year.

Speaking to reporters, Evans revealed that Mowbray has asked input from the senior players within the club’s ranks and the move has worked to the team’s benefit this month, he said: “We debrief every game. We were disappointed with some of the goals we conceded in the period over Christmas. The manager likes to discuss things with the players and the players have an input. We went through certain things, where we conceded goals and how we could shore up the defence a little bit. We have kept two clean sheets on the bounce and that will breed confidence.”

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