STRUGGLING

  • Posted on: 24 September 2013
  • By: isport

Blackburn Rovers have failed to win a match in the last three of all competitions after the 0-0 draw with Huddersfield during the weekend.

Despite this disappointing result, manager Gary Bowyer choose to remain positive and has said that he is confident of taking three points in the next league match. Blackburn are expected to be promotion contenders for this season after only narrowly avoiding relegation last season. However, the fortunes have not much changed for the team, who continue to be blighted by off field incidents.

After the weekend's result, the club are 15th on the table with just nine points from the opening eight matches. This average of just one point a match is unlikely to see the challenge for promotion spot, but Bowyer is not willing to get depressed by the recent run of results. He has said that fans should look at the positives from this draw, as there were several chances for the likes of Jordan Rhodes that would have been converted on any other day. Blackburn also dominated possession, but they were unable to convert the dominance on the ball into a victory.

Bowyer will be looking to get three points from the next match, which will be away to Bournemouth. This is likely to be a difficult match given Bournemouth's recent form.
"For all our dominance in possession, our goalkeeper has made the best save of the game so we've got to give him credit for that. His concentration levels were fantastic. With his [Rhodes] quality we're being greedy thinking it's a great chance but it isn't. He's done magnificently well in the last three games with his (broken) hand and the shape he's in but he hasn't moaned. I'm happy with the clean sheet because it's our first of the season," said Bowyer.

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