Tony Mowbray: Everyone Wants To Be Involved In Promotion Push

Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has admitted that almost everyone within the squad wants to be involved as the club head into the final stages of the League One campaign. Harry Chapman remains a long-term injury absentee for the Rovers but aside from this, the club are nearly up to full strength with the likes of Ben Gladwin and Ryan Nyambe closing in on their injury comebacks.

Speaking ahead of Thursday’s league outing versus Peterborough, Mowbray said: “Everybody wants to be involved and is anxious to play their part, win matches and help us over the line. I’ve been at clubs where at the end of the season everybody’s fit again because the summer is coming. Here, everybody has been determined to stay fit all season.We’ve done pretty well with injuries for most of the season – touch wood. Great credit to the medical and sports science departments for keeping them fit. We have to remain focused and finish off the hard work that’s been put into the season with positive results to end the season strongly.”

Rovers have maintained their consistency over the course of the campaign and they are now eyeing a swift return to the Championship, having bridged a five-point gap between themselves and third-placed Shrewsbury Town. As thing stand, Blackburn need to pick up at least seven points from their remaining four games to progress with a superior goal difference but Mowbray would doubt have one eye on the League One title.

Wigan Athletic are currently three points ahead of them with a significant goal difference but there is the possibility of the league leaders switching off once their promotion to the second tier is assured. Meanwhile, Mowbray’s position at Blackburn has been brought into question in recent days with former club West Brom said to be monitoring his progress. The 54-year-old guided the Baggies to Premier League promotion back in 2008 and the club could be prepared to re-sign him a decade later as they inch every closer to top-flight relegation.