Blackburn Rovers: Mowbray confident of upturn of results

Blackburn's last win came against against Hull on 26 January. Credit - George Hodgson

Blackburn Rovers boss, Tony Mowbray, is sure that results will swing in his side’s favour after a run of six games without a win.

Rovers have lost five out of the last six games in the league – the latest of which was a 3-2 defeat to Rotherham United on Saturday.

The defeat left Rovers in 17th in the Championship, 10 points off the play-offs, with the derby clash with in-form Preston North End this Saturday.

Mowbray said: “Every single match is difficult, it’s really fine margins – we could’ve easily got results through last month, yet we lost a couple of 1-0s, we lost a 2-1 away from home, where I felt we were dominant throughout the game. The performance levels of the players weren’t that bad, it’s just the fine margins that didn’t go our way.”

Blackburn haven’t scored in their last two home games.

Before February, the Ewood Park outfit had won all four of their league games in January – a month in which Mowbray was named Sky Bet manager of the month and winger Adam Armstrong won the player of the month award.

The former West Brom, Middlesbrough and Celtic boss is confident that he can get the former Premier League champions out of their rut.

The 55-year-old said: “The secret is to keep together and keep working hard. We need to train hard with honesty and integrity every day and the results will swing again for us, I’m sure.”

Mowbray took charge of the Lancashire club in 2017, and insists that wholesale changes aren’t necessary.

He said: “I don’t think we need to change anything dramatically. I think what has worked for nigh on two years is something that continues to work. When you’re in a run of results that we’ve just had, you’ve just got to keep working hard to get out of them really.

Last season’s Sky Bet League One runners up are a tight knit squad, but Mowbray admitted the mood among his players take a hit when results don’t go their way.

He explained: “The weeks aren’t as enjoyable as when you’re winning football matches. [When you’re winning] The weeks just roll by – everybody enjoys training, there’s a lot of laughing and banter. When you don’t win games, you have to be more focussed.

Next up for Mowbray’s men are local rivals Preston on Saturday lunchtime at Ewood Park.

The two sides are in contrasting form – North End are nine games unbeaten and have won their last four away games.