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Bowyer pleased with his side’s forward thinking
11:30am Thursday 1st May 2014 in Sport
BLACKBURN Rovers have scored 27 goals in their last 11 unbeaten league games.
None of their Championship rivals have netted as many over the same period of time.
But Wigan Athletic’s 1-0 win at Birmingham City on Tuesday means Rovers are going to have to move their scoring rate up a notch in Saturday’s final match of the campaign if they are achieve the near impossible.
To sneak into the play-offs Gary Bowyer’s in-form side will have to beat Wigan and hope Brighton & Hove Albion lose at Nottingham Forest and Reading lose at home to promoted Burnley.
That is already asking a lot.
But what makes it all the more difficult is that Rovers also have to overturn a seven-goal swing on Reading.
But whatever happens at Ewood Park on Saturday, Bowyer has been pleased by the amount of chances his players have been creating and taking.
He said: “Credit to the lads and the work they’ve put in on the training ground.
“Teams go through spells like this, Manchester City at one stage this season were scoring five every time.
“We’re in a spell now when we can put the ball into the area and we’ve got a good chance of scoring.”
The recent scoring streak is headed by Rudy Gestede with seven goals in his last seven starts. Strike partner Jordan Rhodes, meanwhile, has not hit the net in the last three games and that could spell bad news for Wigan, according to his manager.
Bowyer added: “We’ve got a threat going forward in the wide areas and from the front two.
“And I always think when Jordan has not scored for one or two games there’s a goal around the corner for him.
“We’re just going out there, expressing and enjoying ourselves, and that comes from the core of working very, very hard on the training ground.”
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