Blackburn Hopes Are Fading
Blackburn Rovers’ hopes of achieving automatic promotion back to the Premier League appears to be fading off after the team suffered a 3-2 defeat against Derby County in the latest Championship round of fixtures. Blackburn came into the match after having taken two wins from the last four matches while they have also suffered two defeats from the other two. Manager Gary Bowyer was looking to improve the inconsistency in terms of results, but there was more of the same after this latest defeat. Ben Marshall helped Blackburn opened the scoring after just a minute on the clock.
Things looked extremely positive from then on and, but the lead did not last long after Ward equalised for Derby before the 10th minute. Hughes’ goal in the 37th minute helped Derby get the advantage which was later doubled in the second half through Ward once again. Gestede’s goal for Blackburn just 12 minutes before injury time appeared to spark signs of the home team, but the comeback never arrived and Derby held on for another three points. The victory has helped Derby move up to 7th in the table while Blackburn remain mid-table with 10 points from the opening seven matches.
The Lancashire team face league strugglers Fulham during the weekend away from home. "I think a draw was the least we deserved. Lee Grant has pulled off numerous saves, he and Richard Keogh were their best players. We had a right good go, we were camped in their half, put many balls in the box. We ended with five up front, we ran them really close. Obviously we are disappointed with the third goal we conceded because it was a foul all day long on Craig Conway,” said the Blackburn boss. Conceding goals has been a major problem for Bowyer and he will be hoping for an improved performance in the next match.