ROVERS REFLECT ON PLAYOFF HOPES
Blackburn Rovers have been thrown into a reflective mood following their 3-1 loss to league leaders Leeds United over the weekend. Many had expected them to bounce back to winning ways following a string of poor results.
The game at Ewood Park also had an impact on their playoff hopes yet it ended in a big loss, just as they crashed 2-0 to 23rd-placed Barnsley and 2-0 loss to 16-th placed Wigan Athletic – both sides that are below them on the standings.
Patrick Bamford had opened scoring for Leeds then Kalvin Philips made it 2-0 before the break. Adam Armstrong did well to reduce it to 2-1 but Mateusz Klich made sure he ended his record with one assist and one goal when he netted the third for the visitors, making it 3-1.
The result dropped Rovers from eighth to 11th, killing their dreams of playoff. With Cardiff City getting the result against Bristol, Rovers are now eight points from the top six. This has set the town on a reflective note to prepare for the next season. And this starts with making the right changes in the summer transfer market.
Maybe, just maybe, Rovers were never good enough for a playoff spot, fans complain online. The club would need to spend some money to lure talents and build for the forthcoming term.
For now the plan is to finish the season well. There are fixtures against Cardiff City, West Brom, Millwall, Reading and Luton Town.