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Bowyer: 'There's more to come from Blackburn Rovers'
GARY Bowyer insists there is plenty more to come from his resurgent Blackburn Rovers side.
Back-to-back wins means Rovers could move up to third and above rivals Burnley with victory in the East Lancashire derby on Saturday week.
But Bowyer reckons they should already be up among the Championship high flyers.
He said: “We’re greedy, we wanted more points than what we’ve got and I think I’d be justified in saying our level of performances have deserved more.
“I thought we deserved three points at Derby, but we just didn’t quite get the rub off the green in terms of decisions, and we were 90 seconds away from getting a very valuable point against a very tough Nottingham Forest side who are being touted as title favourites.
“So really we should have a few more points on the board.
“We were disappointed with our lack of a threat against Doncaster but the lads have responded since then, scoring nine goals in the last two games and looking a real danger going forward.
“But there is still a lot of work to do and I think we can get better at both ends of the pitch.
“So while we’re quite pleased at the start, we think we could have had a few more points.”
The impressive wins over Barnsley and Bolton Wanderers have got Rovers fans dreaming of a promotion bid.
After three seasons of turmoil Bowyer is pleased to see supporters smiling again.
But he believes the new-found optimism around Ewood Park must be tempered by the fact that the young team he has assembled is still finding its feet.
Bowyer said: “We’ve said all along that it’s a long, long season.
“Just because we lost two on the bounce after the Derby game didn’t mean we had become a bad side, and I was getting touted with all kinds of suggestions.
“We’ve since won two games, and people quickly change their tune. That’s part of the job and I understand that.
“What we’ve said this season is that it’s about all stability and remaining level-headed. That’s what me and my staff are doing.”
Blackburn’s Brockhall training base has been a quieter place this week with five first-team players – Joshua King, Jordan Rhodes, Grant Hanley, Corry Evans and Todd Kane – away on international duty.
But that has not prevented Bowyer and his staff from putting preparations in place for the trip to third-placed Burnley on September 14.
Bowyer said: “It’ll be two teams that have started the season in good footballing style.
“We’re excited and we’re looking forward to it.”
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