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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.

He told: “It was a tough week for us because we deserved a lot more in the two home games. You don’t deserve to win games if you don’t defend better than we did. I’ve got no complaints about (QPR). Sometimes you get spells where it just doesn’t go your way and whether it’s confidence dips or what I’m not sure. I know we’ve got good attacking players but it’s just a balance between how much you protect your backline and how much you support your frontline.”

Blackburn were right in the playoff mix during mid-September but a run of three winless games has dropped them four points behind the top six. After the international break, the Rovers have a home game against Huddersfield Town and that won’t be straightforward, considering the recent upheaval in league form for the Terriers.
The Terriers were able to register just one point from the opening eight matches but they have since redeemed themselves with seven points from three games which includes back-to-back victories. That momentum has resulted from new manager Danny Crowley instantly getting his ideology into the team and the Rovers can anticipate a tricky contest at the weekend.