Rovers boss Bowyer praises a professional victory

Lancashire Telegraph: David Dunn celebrates his goal against Blackpool David Dunn celebrates his goal against Blackpool

BLACKBURN Rovers boss Gary Bowyer hailed a ‘professional’ performance by his side after they returned to winning ways with a 2-0 Lancashire derby success at home to Blackpool on Saturday.

Rovers secured a comfortable victory with goals either side of half-time from David Dunn and new club captain Grant Hanley.

It was a victory which moved them up to eighth in the table and kept them five points behind the final play-off place.

Bowyer said: “It was important that we turned our performances into wins and we’re delighted that we’ve done that.

“I thought it was a very professional job. It was a tough game and Barry Ferguson’s got them fighting for their lives and it took a bit of brilliance from Dunny to unlock them.

“We felt we should have been more up with the possession we had in the first half and been more clinical again.

“That gives us something to work on but in terms of the performance, it was very professional.”

Bowyer was delighted by the display of debutant Craig Conway who signed on transfer deadline day from Cardiff City.

The new winger came off the bench to set up Hanley’s winner and also created an excellent opportunity for Jordan Rhodes to score a third.

Of Conway, Bowyer added: “He’s just going to get better and better for us.

“You saw from his set-play delivery what a threat he’s going to be and he also showed his ability to go on the outside and put a great cross in.

“If I was Jordan Rhodes and Rudy Gestede and our other forwards I’d be excited by Craig as they know he’s going to put the ball in the right areas.”

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11:15am Mon 3 Feb 14

MatthewCA says...

GB gets the best player from the avaliable list in the market and they all are good professionals and hungry to play also.

Rudy, Cairney , Conway, Corry, Taylor, Eastwood, Tommy Spurr all are best selection. Hope this season we will do a very professional JOB and Stay UPPP.

Top of this our own Robbo, Dunn, Hanley and Lowe are great in the center line.
GB gets the best player from the avaliable list in the market and they all are good professionals and hungry to play also. Rudy, Cairney , Conway, Corry, Taylor, Eastwood, Tommy Spurr all are best selection. Hope this season we will do a very professional JOB and Stay UPPP. Top of this our own Robbo, Dunn, Hanley and Lowe are great in the center line. MatthewCA

12:23pm Mon 3 Feb 14

A Rover 45 years and over says...

Thought we where cautious 1st half with the only bright point when Pool give Dunny space to score a cracking goal. Pool made some changes 2nd half and threatened to get on top for a while until we brought King and Conway on and got the initiative back. This turned out to be a good tactical switch on this occasion. Overall a good professional performance like GB said.
Thought we where cautious 1st half with the only bright point when Pool give Dunny space to score a cracking goal. Pool made some changes 2nd half and threatened to get on top for a while until we brought King and Conway on and got the initiative back. This turned out to be a good tactical switch on this occasion. Overall a good professional performance like GB said. A Rover 45 years and over

5:54pm Mon 3 Feb 14

xrjxman says...

Wot Mr. Bowyer... no penalty whinge.

You were in danger of being a Keen clone.

WW
Wot Mr. Bowyer... no penalty whinge. You were in danger of being a Keen clone. WW xrjxman

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