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.

“Somewhere along the lone, let’s hope there’s a day where everybody gets beaten and we get a victory and things spin on their head. We need to make the last couple of games very nervous for a couple of team, rather than going out with a whimper,” he added.

Blackburn face two games that arecrucial to their survival next: Nottingham Forest and Bristol City, 19th and 21strespectively. After these, there are games against Wolves, Aston Villa and Brentford.

Mowbray has suffered relegation before but that was from the Premier League whilst with West Brom. Apparently, he would get another on his record if the next few games do not go his way.