After a few weeks where they looked like getting into the play-offs to challenge a return to the Premier league, things are going wrong at Ewood Park after Blackburn lost yet another match in the league. Their latest 1-0 defeat against Bournemouth means that the club has managed just one win in the last five matches. This poor run of form has pushed them level on points behind Reading, who occupy the final play-off place with only a few months left on the campaign. Despite this poor result, manager Gary Bowyer has stated that he will not press the panic button just yet.
Blackburn are in the second season in the second division of English football after being relegated due to poor management recently. They are looking to get back into the Premier league, as they believe that a club of their size should be playing in the top division. The season started well for the club, but the last few weeks have been very disappointing. Apart from the 1-0 win over Reading, they have had a few things to celebrate in the last five matches. The fans had to witness yet another poor showing from the players after they lost 1-0 to a team just a few places below them in the table.
“We’ve got 12 games left to play in now and until it’s mathematically impossible, you keep striving to get as high as you can and hopefully into the play-offs. It’s important now that we regroup, we stay calm and we stick together. We’ve worked hard to get stability into this club. These last three games – we’ve got to make sure we stop that, obviously – but there’s no need to panic or anything daft like that. We haven’t made their goalkeeper work enough,” said the Blackburn manager.