Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray is of the school of thought that money doesn’t guarantee success as his team continues to exceed expectations in the English Championship this season. The Blackburn Rovers boss talked about money in relation to the fight for Premier League promotion during his pre-match presser ahead of the league game with Welsh team Swansea City on Saturday evening as he called on his players to focus on the task at hand which is to secure one of the two automatic spots on offer for next season’s Premier League campaign.

It is common knowledge to Mowbray and his counterparts in the Championship that the top two teams will secure promotion to the English top flight automatically, while the next four teams fight it out for the third and last promotion slot through the playoffs.

Apart from Blackburn Rovers, the likes of league leaders Fulham, Queens Park Rangers (QPR), Bournemouth and West Brom are also in the hunt for the two automatic spots. During the just concluded winter transfer window, Bournemouth splashed the cash to aid them in the quest for a place in the Premier League next season, while West Brom made their own move by sacking Frenchman Valerien Ismael after a poor run of form in the league with the experienced Steve Bruce named as his replacement. Both West Brom and Bournemouth are trailing Blackburn Rovers on the league table at the moment.

Blackburn Rovers are in second spot on the Championship standings behind London team Fulham and they have the chance to extend their advantage over the chasing pack if they can get the three points at stake against Swansea City this weekend. The former Premier League champions have punched above their weight this season and they are in the middle of Fulham and Bournemouth who have benefitted from parachute Premier League payments to buttress this point.