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Black content with Rovers draw
9:42am Thursday 4th October 2012 in Football
CARETAKER boss Eric Black admitted he was content despite Blackburn Rovers being forced to settle for a point away from home once more last night.
Rovers played out a 1-1 draw at Charlton Athletic in Black’s first match in temporary charge on Saturday, following the resignation of boss Steve Kean, and followed that up with a 0-0 draw at Nottingham Forest last night.
It was Rovers’ first goalless draw for 60 games, since they held Arsenal at the Emirates late in the 2010/11 season.
The result moved Rovers up two places to fifth in the Championship table, back into the play-off spots.
Black said: “It was a good point and we maintained our unbeaten away record.
“I’m not going to kid anyone on, we are disappointed we didn’t create more going forward but I thought the lads showed fantastic attitude and defended well.
“We know we have to be more offensive at home and I think we have to score more goals at home. We know that.
“But the lads committed to a new system and apart from a couple of chances here and there Nottingham Forest didn’t create too much themselves.
“And we should have had a penalty on Jordan Rhodes in the second half.
“Whether it was an accident or not is irrelevant. That was wthout question a penalty.”
Rovers have now drawn four of their first five away games in the Championship this season.
They also took a point at Ipswich and Leeds, before winning 5-3 at Bristol City.
They switched to a 3-5-2 formation for the game, with Scott Dann, Grant Hanley and Gael Givet all teaming up as centre backs.
And they were able to welcome back Colin Kazim-Richards from a knee injury as a second-half substitute.
The Turkish international had not featured for more than a month since a victory over Hull.
Black remains in temporary charge while Rovers search for a new boss, with the Scot among those under consideration for the role.
Rovers return to action at home to Wolves on Saturday.
“I’ve read I will still be here for the Wolves game,” he said.
“I’m comfortable with the position I’m in and so are the club.
“I’ll continue doing the job until I’m told otherwise.”
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