Blackburn Rovers boss excited by the World Cup

Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has admitted that he cannot wait for the World Cup to get into gear following the opening game on Thursday. The Rovers boss is currently putting the final touches on the Rovers’ pre-season plans but amidst this, he is also looking forward to the exciting feast of football in Russia.

Speaking to reporters, he said: “Anybody who loves football is looking forward to the World Cup. It’s in Russia and that’s not an easy place to get to but I will be glued to the TV sets. I’m not sure on all the kick-off times but I’m looking forward to it and looking forward to watching it with the kids and filling in the wall charts. We do every four years as a family trying to guess who will come out on top and predicting the scores!”
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Tony Mowbray: Everyone Wants To Be Involved In Promotion Push

Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has admitted that almost everyone within the squad wants to be involved as the club head into the final stages of the League One campaign. Harry Chapman remains a long-term injury absentee for the Rovers but aside from this, the club are nearly up to full strength with the likes of Ben Gladwin and Ryan Nyambe closing in on their injury comebacks.

Speaking ahead of Thursday’s league outing versus Peterborough, Mowbray said: “Everybody wants to be involved and is anxious to play their part, win matches and help us over the line. I’ve been at clubs where at the end of the season everybody’s fit again because the summer is coming. Here, everybody has been determined to stay fit all season.We’ve done pretty well with injuries for most of the season – touch wood. Great credit to the medical and sports science departments for keeping them fit. We have to remain focused and finish off the hard work that’s been put into the season with positive results to end the season strongly.” Continue reading Tony Mowbray: Everyone Wants To Be Involved In Promotion Push

Blackburn Rovers Manager Frustrated With Wigan Athletic Draw

Blackburn Rovers head coach Tony Mowbray has expressed his frustration at the club’s inability to pick up a victory over Wigan Athletic at Ewood Park on Sunday. The hosts took a two-nil lead inside the first 17 minutes thanks to Adam Armstrong and Elliott Bennett, but their efforts were undone during the second-half as Latics comeback ensured that they shared the spoils.

Michael Jacobs’ shot in the 63rd minute took a light deflection off Will Grigg to deceive goalkeeper David Raya for the first goal. And 10 minutes later, a Max Power free-kick from the left wing made it all the way to the far post without anyone touching the ball. As a result, the Rovers had to settle for a 2-2 draw, Mowbray was bitterly disappointed about dropping an early-lead.
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Tony Mowbray Reveals Transfer Plans in January Window

Tony Mowbray has revealed that he is looking to strengthen the Blackburn squad by bringing in a couple of permanent signings in this new transfer window. Blackburn are in with a shout to get promoted back into the Championship, but the former West Brom manager recognises the need to strengthen the squad in order to have a chance of promotion. The club are a couple of points behind the likes of Wigan Athletic and Shrewsbury Town. While it is possible for Blackburn to catch both of these clubs, Tony Mowbray has seen his team go through a difficult patch of results over the last few games.

A string of matches in December and January has tested Blackburn’s squad to the limit. The team is in need of a break, and it has come in the form of an early FA Cup exit. This should help Blackburn in the short term, but Tony Mowbray says that the team needs to bring in a couple of players on a permanent basis if the club are to prepare for the second half of the campaign – and possibly for the next season. Blackburn were once a regular Premier League outfit, but the team has now fallen into the third division of English football. After spending five struggling years in the Championship, Blackburn finished in the 22nd place last season and were demoted to the League One.
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Tony Mowbray delighted by win at Scunthorpe United

Blackburn Rovers boss Tony Mowbray has revealed his delight after the Rovers clinched all three points at Glanford Park.


As a result, Scunthorpe United lost their unbeaten start to the season while the Rovers celebrated four successive league wins for the first time in a decade.

Speaking after the game, Mowbray said: “We are delighted with the points. It was a tough game against a good side, they caused a few problems in the first-half, but we had a few chances.”

The Iron had caused several problems to the Blackburn defence over the course of the game, but the decisive goal went in the Rovers’ favour after Elliott Bennett’s cross found Leeds United loanee Marcus Antonsson, who bagged the winner. Despite the victory, Mowbray felt that Scunthorpe had dominated the proceedings, and they will pose a significant threat to the opposite sides through the campaign. Continue reading Tony Mowbray delighted by win at Scunthorpe United

Rovers boss pleased with Corry Evans Return

Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has taken the positives out of his side’s 3-1 defeat at the hands of Doncaster Rovers. Northern Irishman Corry Evans played the full 90 minutes of the Rovers loss, and Mowbray is pleased that the 27-year-old has got some valuable playing time under his belt.

Evans has been suffering from a persistent groin problem, and this saw him restricted to just 19 appearances in the Rovers shirt last season. The versatile midfielder has taken part in all three games for the League One club this term including the Carabao Cup win at Coventry, but Mowbray insists that he will not play Evans in every game as the risk of injury still exists. Continue reading Rovers boss pleased with Corry Evans Return

Burnley boss feared for his players due to fan trouble at Blackburn Rovers

Burnley boss Sead Dyche has admitted that he was concerned over his player’s safety after two Blackburn Rovers’ fans confronted them while celebrating the opening goal of the Carabao Cup game last night.


Burnley clinched a 2-0 victory over the Rovers in the Lancashire derby, but the game was marred by incidents from both set of supporters.

Dyche had watched the incident unveil in front of him as two fans charged towards his players following the first goal. Clarets skipper James Tarkowski was pushed in the chest by one supporter whilst the other appeared to grab Ashley Westwood by the throat before a melee broke up from both set of supporters.

Speaking after the world, Dyche insisted that the stewardship was amateurish whilst questioning how the fans were allowed to reach his players without any intervention, he said: “There used to be a time, when I was playing, that if people got onto a football pitch it was a bit of a joke, a little bit silly. But there are now different things going on in the world, when people get onto a football pitch they need to be stopped. Continue reading Burnley boss feared for his players due to fan trouble at Blackburn Rovers

ROVERS LOSE OPENING GAME

League One side Blackburn Rovers started the new season on a not-so-good note as they lost 2-1 to Southend United on Saturday. Rovers lost away as goals from Ryan Leonard and Michael Kightly gave the hosts the edge before Charlie Mulgrew could pull one back.

Leonard had gone close in the 13th minute but keeper David Raya stopped his drive. Another Southend attack in the first half ended with Simon Cox sending his effort over the bar after latching onto a Jermaine McGlashan cross. Continue reading ROVERS LOSE OPENING GAME

Blackburn Rovers agree new deal with manager Tony Mowbray

Manager Tony Mowbray has put pen to paper on a fresh two year deal with Blackburn Rovers, who will be plying their trade in the League One for the first time in 37 years.


The 53-year-old initially succeeded Owen Coyle in February where he joined on an 18-month contract.

The Rovers manage to show decent form under Mowbray with five wins and seven draws in 15 outings, but this was not sufficient to keep them in the Championship as their fellow rivals Nottingham Forest and Birmingham City kept their nerve in the final stages of the season.

Mowbray held crunch discussions with the Venky’s in Pune last month, and he has now agreed upon a new contract which could be further extended by 12 months. Speaking after his renewal, the former West Brom boss insisted that the promotion to the second tier remains his first agenda.

He told the club’s official website: “The job is to bounce back straight away. I needed some reassurances that we wouldn’t be selling all of our players and that we had some budget to try to strengthen the team if we could, having lost 12 players through either loans going back or people out of contract.” Continue reading Blackburn Rovers agree new deal with manager Tony Mowbray