Blackburn Rovers most recent Championship match saw them defeating Reading with a lonely goal from Craig Conway at the 36th minute. Reading enjoyed having the better half of possession throughout the entire match but it was not enough for them to score a single goal against the side of Gary Bowyer.
Reading launched a total of 18 shots against the goalkeeper of Blackburn Rovers, Paul Robinson but none of them actually caused much danger to the veteran shot-stopper. Rovers on the other hand fired fewer shots but they still managed on scoring the goal that gave them all 3 points and the crucial victory.
It was an important triumph for Gary Bowyer’s side as his team continues surfing the middle section of the standings.
Bowyer expressed his satisfaction as he saw his team overcome Reading at the Madejski Stadium.
Bowyer said: “It’s a great win as it’s a difficult place to come and they are a very good team who will be in the shake up for the play-offs, if not automatic promotion’’.
“They’ve scored seven and five here recently but the lads took that challenge on, scored a great goal on the counter-attack and their goalie has made a couple of good saves in the first half’’.
“We were pleased with how we went about it and we kicked on in the second half to keep that clean sheet. We had to match everything they threw at us and I thought the lads showed great character and spirit.”
The manager of Reading, Nigel Adkins admitted that Rovers displayed great spirit and that they indeed deserved to win but he also had a few things to say concerning a penalty set-piece which was not awarded to his team.
Adkins said: “It was a clear penalty but give Blackburn credit they had something to hold on to, which they did. They showed great spirit so I’m not going to take anything away from them.”