Rovers Suffer Shaky Start
Blackburn Rovers’ start to the season has not been perfect after they have managed just one win in the three matches. The poor form continued after they suffered a 3-1 defeat against Norwich in a match that raises questions about the squad.
Manager Gary Bowyer, however, felt that a number of decisions from the referee went against his team in this defeat. Blackburn opened the new campaign with a 1-1 draw against newly relegated Cardiff. They followed this with a 1-0 defeat against Scunthorpe United in the League Cup that was a shock to many.
They proved in the subsequent match against Blackpool that this defeat was one off, as they returned back to form and got the first win of the season. Just when it seemed that Bowyer’s team would build on this victory, they suffered a defeat against Norwich away from home. This has raised doubts about the upcoming matches against Bournemouth given that a recovery time is only a few days. Bowyer, however, is confident that the team will be able to return back to winning ways given the home advantage. Blackburn have finished outside the play-off last season, while the narrowly avoided relegation in the previous campaign.
There have been rumours that Blackburn may be forced to sell their star striker Jordan Rhodes after an offer from Hull City.
"The rules need explaining, they really do, because those two decisions have really cost us tonight. They were celebrating their third goal and were getting in the way when we were trying to get our medical people on to treat Corry Evans, who we feared had been knocked out. There was not a lot in it - but the celebrations showed just how relieved Norwich were because we had given them a real fright, pushed them really hard," said Bowyer.