Blackburn Rovers caretaker manager Gary Bowyer has said that his team deserved at least a point from the match against Birmingham city during the weekend. He also said that the match had an end of the season feeling to it especially given that both teams did not have anything to play. Blackburn had just secured safety in the division after flirting with relegation for most of the campaign. They went behind just before half-time when former Manchester United striker Ravel Morrison scored for the home team in the 42nd minute.
However, the £ 8 million signing for Blackburn – Jordan Rhodes – managed to score yet another goal and help Blackburn equalise the match. It stayed that way till the end and Blackburn got a point that moved them further away from the relegation zone. The club has now finished the season in the 17th position after having taken 58 points over the course of the campaign. The three victories since the arrival of Bowyer were extremely crucial in their survival. After a season of turmoil, it is thought that the Blackburn owners are extremely impressed with the way the team has been playing since the arrival of Bowyer.
He could be offered a job on a permanent basis in the summer.
“We were poor in the first half as we didn’t play to the tempo and intensity as we have done over the last couple of weeks. I thought it was very much end of season but, in the second half, we deserved a goal and in the end we might have nicked the game. It was a great finish from him being in the right place at the right time. He has been outstanding for us all season. Rightly so he has got all the plaudits,” said Bowyer after the match.