Life looks pretty tough at Blackburn Rovers says boss ahead of Leeds United test

BLACKBURN ROVERS boss Tony Mowbray says life is looking "pretty tough" with Leeds United next on the horizon.

Wednesday, 1st July 2020, 4:50 pm

Rovers moved up to seventh and just one point off the play-offs with a 3-1 victory at home to Bristol City in their first game after lockdown but back-to-back 2-0 defeats at Wigan Athletic and Barnsley have followed since.

Blackburn have now slipped to tenth with Rovers now five points off the play-offs and Mowbray is having difficulty seeing an immediately rosy outlook with his side next facing the table-topping Whites in Saturday's 3pm kick-off at Ewood Park.

Rovers will also be without striker Ben Brereton who was sent off in Tuesday night's loss at Barnsley just seven minutes after coming off the bench as a second-half substitute.

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TOUGH TIMES: For Blackburn Rovers boss Tony Mowbray. Picture by Bradley Collyer/PA Wire.

"We lost the game because we didn’t take our chances in the first half," said Mowbray, analysing the Tykes loss when speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph.

“The chances we created we worked hard to create, you have to score goals to win football matches and goals change games, as we’ve found out in the last two games.

“Last week we were a point off the play-offs and have now lost two games that teams we should be beating in my opinion.

“Life looks pretty tough and difficult at the minute going forward, we’ve got the team at the top of the division next as opposed to the team at the bottom of the table.

“You never know in football, we could go and beat Leeds on Saturday.

“There’s no defence to missing the chances we’ve missed in the last two games, but the teams had to play this week were three of the form teams before lockdown.

“But we should have got points from both of these games in my opinion.”