• Posted on: 25 April 2013
  • By: isport

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.

Bowyer saw his team defeated 3-2 against Sheffield Wednesday during the weekend. As a result of this defeat, the club has now gone 10 matches without a victory. At the start of the season, promotion was one of the targets for the club. However, the club has changed several managers over the course of the campaign. This has led to a lot of criticism for the owners and the global advisor – Shebby Singh. Bowyer is currently the fifth manager at the club this season, while this is his second spell as the caretaker manager.

Blackburn still have matches against top opposition like Watford and Crystal Palace.

"We can get 18 [more points] but our luck has to change. Matters off the field don't help, but they are out of our control. We aren't going to feel sorry for ourselves; it's in our hands still as we have a game in hand. Of course it's difficult, it's a difficult situation, but I'm not going to shirk, I'm going to give it my best shot, we can only fight. The players care, they really care," said Bowyer. The club will be facing an away match against Derby on Saturday.