Blackburn Rovers were almost relegated from the Championship in what could have been a major catastrophe for the club just 12 months after their relegation from the Premier league. However, the arrival of Gary Bowyer helped the club stay in the division.
Blackburn Rovers manager Gary Bowyer managed to prevent the club from relegation at the end of last season. Any relegation would have seriously destroyed the hopes of the club ever coming back to the Premier league because they had suffered relegation from the Premier league only 12 months before.
Bowyer will be in charge of the club going into the new season. He has said that fans should not expect miracles in the second season in the championship. However, he is hoping to get the club promoted back into the Premier league through a number of ways.
Blackburn manager Gary Bowyer, who has been appointed on a caretaker basis, has said that he expects the club to survive in the Championship this season. He has also said that he is extremely confident that the club can take 18 points from the remaining six matches.
After a terrible run of form, which led to the sacking of Michael Appleton, the club are currently in the bottom three of the Championship. They are just one point off safety, but the fact that other clubs around them are taking points means that Blackburn have been put as one of the favourites to be relegated this season.
Blackburn's new manager Michael Appleton has said that he wants the club to challenge for a promotion spot come the end of the season, and he has identified a few January signings in order to help the club do so.
The Championship club Blackburn Rovers will not be hurrying the appointment of the next manager according to the global advisor of the club, Shebby Singh. The club recently sacked the manager Henning Berg, who was appointed only 57 days ago.
This was done due to the run of poor results, which left the team with just one victory in the last 10 matches in the league. This has meant that they have ambition of finishing in the automatic promotion spot has been destroyed, while the possibility of Blackburn finishing in the play-offs also remains a major doubt.
The Blackburn Rovers manager Henning Berg has said that the team needs to improve the basics in order to find a good form in the Championship. Henning Berg was recently appointed as replacement for Steve Kean.
Blackburn Rovers plays Brighton and Hove Albion on 22 December at Blackburn and the favourites are the home team with odds of around 16/11. A Brighton and Hove Albion win is priced at around 2/1 with a draw at 23/10.
Betting on Blackburn Rovers also makes sense from a statistical viewpoint as they have a good record of home wins over Brighton. In fact out of their last fourteen competitive matches they have won 42% of matches and Brighton has won 22%, with around 36% ending in draws. In those matches Blackburn Rovers scored a total of 21 draws and Brighton and Hove Albion scored 17.
The Championship club Blackburn Rovers are currently in talks with the Turkish international Colin Kazim-Richards, who has been likened to Gareth Bale.
It is thought that the Championship club would be interested in bringing the Turkish international on a season long loan deal, with a view of making it permanent if they are promoted to the Premier league.