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


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


Blackburn Rovers have release eight players from the team, according to the updated retained list of players on the club’s official website.

Upon the relegation to the League One, this was expected. The skipper of the side Jason Lowe is the obvious missing name on the retained list.

The 25-year old joined the club academy far back in 2003. The versatile player who plays at the right back and central midfield leaves Ewood Park with his 200 senior appearances.

Other first team regular that were cut off from the Lancashire based side are Hope Akpan, Wes Brown, Gordon Greer and Danny Guthrie. Others whose contracts expired but would not be renewed are Joshua Askew, Adam Henley, and Ramirez Howarth. The club preferred to keep youngster Connor Mahoney and defender Lewis Travis with the hope that they would help them in the League One. Continue reading BLACKBURN ROVERS RELEASE EIGHT PLAYERS


Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray is keeping his hopes up despite the recent poor performances of the team.

There are five league games left in the English Championship and with Rovers being four points from safety, the future seems clear enough.

The defeat to Burnley at home stole the team‘s confidence and left the fans distraught. It is the third successive loss for the struggling side. Brighton & Hove Albion defeated them by a lone goal while Reading thrashed them 3-1. The 2-0 home loss to Barnsley leaves them in real threat of moving to the third tier of the English Football League.

Since Mowbray took over, the team has won just 11 points out of 30. He was charged with reviving the team but he has supervised losses and draws since March 4.

“We know we have to get results in the next two games against teams that are struggling a little bit. It won’t be through the lack of trying,” the manager who was appointed on February 22 said. Continue reading MOWBRAY REMAINS HOPEFUL


Owen Coyle has revealed that Nigerian Efe Ambrose is desperate to join Blackburn Rovers but that a work permit issue has stopped him from doing so.

Ambrose has been in training with his prospective club after he agreed to join on the winter deadline day. He agreed to move on a loan deal but it still awaiting a decision on his work permit application.

The 28-year old defender wants to move away from Celtic Park but the permit is not close to arriving, according to comments from Coyle. Coyle added that when the permit goes through and he impresses at Lancashire, a permanent move in the summer is a possibility.

“The group really like him, he doesn’t hold anything back in terms of the way he trains, and he shows that he wants to be part of it. The lad is desperate to be at Blackburn Rovers and kick start his career.

“We are really awaiting the final word from the FA, ultimately it will be their decision, but hopefully we get good news,” Coyle said. Continue reading COYLE – AMBROSE DESPERATE TO JOIN ROVERS

Owen Coyle Wants New Players in Order to Help Fight off Relegation

Blackburn manager Owen Coyle is under no illusion that the club is under desperate need of new faces in the squad in order to improve results.

The club are in the relegation zone even after bringing in the former Burnley boss in the summer. Even though the club has brought in names like Danny Graham and Anthony Stokes this season, they are yet to spend any money on transfers. Lack of interest from owners, Venky’s Group, has led to the manager biding his time with free transfers and loan deal. However, it has not helped the club in any regard.

A 1-1 draw with Birmingham City meant that the club stayed in the relegation zone. After going winless since November, Blackburn finally managed to get some positivity under the build after a 1-0 surprise win over highflying Newcastle United at home. Yet, they have not been able to build on this success after a loss against Ipswich Town and this latest draw against Birmingham. Continue reading Owen Coyle Wants New Players in Order to Help Fight off Relegation

Blackburn Supporters ahead with New Protesting Methods

Blackburn Supporters have come up with a new method of protest and they are going to use that method in the coming Brentford match.

They will not boycott particular portions of the match which they had done the previous time they had protested, but, instead they will keep red cards in their hands during the whole match.

Few of the supporters were not in favour of that boycott method as they thought it was going to unsettle the atmosphere inside the stadium and that’s why they had not participated in it.

Mr Steve Mack who has supported Blackburn all his life and who was presiding over that meet in which red card method was discussed and finalized was quoted as saying, “Some random guy threw this idea to us and everyone felt that it was pretty good.”

“There was not unanimity among us regarding the 1857 method and many supporters were in for it, but, nobody seems to have any problem with this method. So, we are hoping this protest to be stronger.”

When asked if the protest will be solely against hierarchy or it’s against the coach as well whom also people are quite angry with and are not lending their support to as he was once the coach of an enemy club, Mack said, “No, not against the coach, let me be clear with you. We are raising our voice against those who are at the top and nobody else at the moment because that’s where things are wrong, at the top.”

“In the last 12 to 18 months, every efficient individual who was there in the board has been removed and those who have been slotted in are the yes-men of the owners and that’s awful. We are fed up of all this.”