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Kevin Gallacher column: Rovers must find a reaction to derby day
Updated 7:11pm Wednesday 12th March 2014 in Sport
BLACKBURN are on one knee at the moment and the count is up to eight.
Now it’s all about whether the players can come out fighting at Ewood tonight.
We got a battering at Bolton and then the defeat to Burnley in Sunday’s East Lancashire derby was a real punch in the jaw.
And you’ve got to say the losses leave us struggling to get into the play-offs. But it has to be remembered we are only six points behind with a game in hand.
That said we can’t afford to be dropping more points.
We need to get back to winning ways against Bournemouth tonight and then keep on winning.
The players would have been deeply, deeply disappointed with the result on Sunday but now they’ve got to forget about it.
I thought Blackburn did well in the first half but Burnley turned the tables in the second half and made life very difficult for Blackburn, especially in the midfield area. They pressed that little bit higher and put a lot more balls in behind the back four to turn them.
It was great to see Jordan back on the score sheet and for me it proved that in the previous nine games him playing up front with Rudy Gestede hasn’t really worked.
Rudy didn’t start on Saturday and Jordan scored so there’s a conundrum for Gary Bowyer to solve – and he could solve it by keep playing David Dunn as it is clear Jordan scores when he plays. But the thing is, can Dunny stay fit? He seemed all right to me with 70 minutes on the clock when he was taken off on Sunday.
I was a little surprised by the change.
I don’t think Gary made the decision to sit back, he made the decision to manage David Dunn in the hope of keeping him fit for the rest of the season.
But unfortunately the change seemed to take the wick out of the candle and, as we all know, the rest is history.
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