Blackburn Rovers hope ends in Premier League
Blackburn Rovers started the new season with a lot of hope that they would get back into the Premier League after an extended absence.
The former title winners are far away from their glory days. The recent appointment of former Burnley manager Owen Coyle is expected to kick off a new era at Ewood Park. The team took on Norwich City in the opening game of the season. Even though the match was at Ewood Park, it was seen as an extremely difficult encounter since Norwich have just come back from the Premier League and are extremely strong as a squad.
This turned out to be the case as Blackburn suffered a 4-1 drubbing on the opening day of the season. This certainly was not the start Coyle would have been hoping. Jack Bryne admitted that this was also not the way the players give something back to the supporters for their great support. Blackburn do have the opportunity to bounce back pretty quickly from this humiliating defeat, as they take on lower league Mansfield Town in the first round of the League Cup in their next match. This midweek encounter also gives them hope of getting some form before a run of two back-to-back away matches against Wigan and Cardiff.
“There’s 45 games left but it wasn’t good enough and we know if we keep playing like that we will be at the wrong end of the table.Maybe it’s the kick-up the backside we needed. We have to get back on to the training field and work hard toward Tuesday night where hopefully we’ll put this right.We don’t know why we played the way we did. Everybody was feeling really good. So it’s really hard to explain. We went into the game thinking it wouldn’t be a surprise if we beat them,” said Jack Byrne.