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Rovers winger keen to improve travel sickness
WINGER Chris Taylor has warned Blackburn Rovers are in danger of jeopardising their play-off chances if their away day woes continue.
Rovers have won just one of their last 14 Championship matches away from Ewood Park following their defeat at Leicester City on Tuesday.
That is a run of results that Taylor insists must improve if they are stand any chance of finishing in the top six.
He said: “Nothing is won at this stage of the season but you can slip behind easily.
“You don’t want to play catch-up too early, you’ve got to stay with the pack.
“If you do that hopefully you’ll be up there amongst it come the business end of the season.”
Taylor boosted his chances of earning a recall to Gary Bowyer’s starting line-up for Saturday’s visit of Huddersfield to Ewood with lively cameo from the bench in the 2-1 loss at Leicester.
The 26-year-old added some much-needed zest to the Rovers midfield and won the penalty that Jordan Rhodes converted.
Taylor said: “I’m just eager to play, just like everyone else.
“I just wanted to try and help us get back in the game and I managed to win a penalty which Jordan tucked away nicely.
“From then on I thought we were on top but we just couldn’t quite force one last good chance to get an equaliser.”
The defeat to the high-flying Foxes ended Rovers’ three-game unbeaten run.
Taylor, despite the late rally he helped inspire, felt it was the right result.
“It’s a tough one but if I’m being honest I don’t think we deserved anything,” said the former Oldham and Millwall man.
“I thought they had a lot of the game in the second half but, saying that, they got a penalty before half-time which I personally did not see but the lads were saying in the dressing room shouldn’t have been given. It left us with a bit of a mountain to climb.”
Rovers are mid-table going into Saturday’s Huddersfield encounter after winning two, drawing two and losing three of their opening seven matches.
Taylor said: “It’s been a mixed bag. We’ve had some very good performances, some okay ones and sometimes I don’t think we’ve had the rub of the green,”
Rovers boss Bowyer is continuing to draw a blank in his search for a new striker on loan.
His attacking options will be increased once DJ Campbell regains full fitness.
Meanwhile, Leon Best has been left out of the past two squads after comments he made on social networking site Instagram.
When asked if Best would be considered this weekend, Bowyer said: “It’s an internal matter, it’s being dealt with, and when it’s done we’ll pick it up from there.”
Adam Henley, after coming off with concussion for Rovers Under-21s on Monday, will miss the weekend clash with Huddersfield.
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