Tony Mowbray assesses Blackburn Rovers’ pre-season plans

  • Posted on: 28 July 2018
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Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray believes his team will be better prepared for their league season than they were 12 months ago. The Rovers began their League One season last term with back-to-back defeats after having spent their pre-season tackling clubs from the lower divisions in England.

The Lancashire outfit once more have games against weaker sides in the form of Hibernian, Port Vale, Lincoln City and Accrington Stanley but Mowbray is pleased that the club have found a better balance with a couple of high-profile friendlies yet to be announced. He said:“I think we’ve got a balanced pre-season this year. We’ve got some fixtures that we haven’t announced yet, that are going to really test the team. We’re going to be out of possession and we’re going to have to work hard on our defensive shape. And then there’s some games where hopefully we’ve got some of the ball and we’re going to work at trying to break the teams down.”

Tony Mowbray In Contention For West Bromwich Albion Role

  • Posted on: 9 June 2018
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Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has emerged as a surprise candidate to become the next head coach of West Bromwich Albion. The 54-year-old previously guided the Baggies to Premier League promotion back in 2008 but the failure to beat relegation saw him dismissed 12 months later.

According to The Mirror, the Baggies are already contemplating the prospect of recruit a new manager with Darren Moore placed on temporary charge for the remainder of the campaign. Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes and Leicester City assistant Michael Appleton have been associated with the vacancy, but Mowbray has been linked with a probable return owing to his experience of coaching in the Championship.

Tony Mowbray Targets A Winning Run For Blackburn

  • Posted on: 25 April 2018
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Tony Mowbray watched the likes of Shrewsbury Town and Wigan Athletic open up an advantage over Blackburn Rovers in the League One table as a result of playing in the last few weeks. Blackburn, however, had not been in action for the last 19 days. This is not to a combination of matches being called off and the international break.

The last game for Blackburn was the second week of March. Now, the club is preparing for a return to league action with the team set to host Bradford City at home on Thursday. Blackburn may have played a game more than Wigan, but they have played one fewer than Shrewsbury Town, who have a two-point advantage in the table. As a result, Blackburn could potentially go top of the table with a victory in the game against Bradford.

Tony Mowbray Calls for Blackburn to Focus and Secure Promotion

  • Posted on: 22 March 2018
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Blackburn manager Tony Mowbray says that it is extremely important that the club keep up the momentum between now and the end of the season. Blackburn are looking to get promoted back into the Championship, and they have been involved in a promotion battle so far this season. After the end of the New Year fixtures, Blackburn find themselves just outside the top two places. Tony Mowbray will like his team to get into the top two since it would get automatic promotion to the Championship, but there is not a significant gap between the likes of Shrewsbury Town. Hence, Mowbray says that it is vital for Blackburn to stay in this position so as to get back into the second division.

Mowbray dismay at referee decisions

  • Posted on: 25 January 2018
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Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray believes luck and big decisions went against his team during the Checkatrade Trophy match with Rochdale on Tuesday night.

His team eventually lost 5-3 in a penalty shootout meaning the Blues future in the tournament rests on the outcome of the other game in Group C.

Rovers went ahead through whiz kid Joe Nuttall who notched his third in three games since being promoted into the first-team after impressing in the under-23 side.

They then had Scott Wharton sent off for a second yellow after a clumsy tackle. Mowbray questioned the dismissal but put it down to naivety and believes Wharton will learn from it.

Jordan Slew equalised for Rochdale and it looked odds-on that they would make their numerical advantage count but to their credit, Rovers held on to force the spot-kick lottery but it wasn’t to be their night in the end.

Blackburn Rovers boss focused on AFC Wimbledon game

  • Posted on: 30 October 2017
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Blackburn Rovers head coach Tony Mowbray has insisted that Tuesday night's triumph over Scunthorpe United would come for nothing, should they slip up against AFC Wimbledon this weekend.


The Rovers clinched a 1-0 win over Scunthorpe at Glanford Park, thereby ending the Iron's unbeaten start to the new season.

As a result, Mowbray's side recorded their fourth consecutive league victory for the first time in nearly a decade. The Rovers return to Ewood Park after two games on the road, and the manager knows that his side will have to perform at a similar vein against the Dons.

Blackburn continue their good form

  • Posted on: 13 September 2017
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Blackburn Rovers managed to keep their good current run by beating Scunthorpe 1-0 away from home. This win makes it the fourth successive victory for Blackburn Rovers after a difficult start to the season.

However, the match was not that easy, and they had to dig deep in order to come out with the win. Indeed, Scunthorpe was unbeaten before the game, and they showed why during the match.

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