Blackburn Rovers continued their improvement in form after the arrival of Paul Lambert
Blackburn Rovers continued their improvement in form after the arrival of Paul Lambert, as they sealed a place in the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 3-0 win against Oxford United.
This was a potential banana skin for the Championship team. They were up against a League Two outfit in FA Cup campaign where there has already been a number of upsets. Lambert did not have to wait long to find a route back to management. He was relieved from his role at Aston Villa less than 12 months ago. Even though he has had to drop down to the Championship, Blackburn represents a great opportunity for him to return to the Premier League in the near future.
The club may struggle to get promotion in the 2015-16 season since they are already left with an uphill task as far as points are concerned. Getting the club on a winning mentality will be the key for next season. Lambert appears to be on the verge of achieving this after seeing his team suffer only one defeat in the last five matches. A reward for overcoming lower league opposition in the last two FA Cup rounds will be a match against Liverpool or West Ham in the fifth round. The match will be at home and it gives a great opportunity for the club to reach the quarter-finals.
"I thought we were excellent. Oxford are a good side, they beat Swansea in the last round and they are doing will in their league.Now if we got a Premier League side away in the next round it would help us even more financially," said Lambert, whose team recently agreed the sale of star striker Jordan Rhodes. "Jordan has been excellent for Blackburn, but the money is too good to turn down. The investment will help, the club has got to rebuild,” continued Lambert.