BLACKBURN need to put their poor defending and inconsistency to bed as quickly as possible before the problems get any worse.

Yes they have goals in them but you cannot expect to score three goals every game to win a match.

They have to be more consistent and they have to keep more clean sheets.

I’m sure it’s something Gary Bowyer is working on in the training ground – he will know things have to improve.

Not just as a back four and as a goalkeeper, they have to defend better, as a whole team, from front to back.

Don’t get me wrong Blackburn can be an attractive, entertaining team to watch but they’ve got a bad habit of switching off and losing concentration.

They’re getting punished for that and it’s not just this season, it was the back end of last season as well.

Yes they are a young side but it’s getting to the stage now when you can’t use that as an excuse as most of them have played a fair few games in the Championship.

Look at the back four. Yes the new lad from Everton, Shane Duffy, has just come in and it would be fair to say he’s not used to the set-up yet. But the other centre half is Grant Hanley, the captain and an international player, and he needs to be switched on for the full 90 minutes.

Individual errors drive managers mad as there’s nothing they can do about them.

They can work on the training ground on their shape, formation and how they want to defend set-pieces, but then one individual mistake can mess everything up.

The one thing you can do if the same individuals are making mistakes is take them out of the firing line.

It will, in the long run, make them better players.

Blackburn certainly didn’t seem to be the better team at Rotherham on Tuesday night.

I always thought it was going to be a tough game as they’ve just come up and they were always going to work hard.

Blackburn had to match that and come away with a messy 1-0 win.

They proved they could do that at Fulham and I do believe they’ve got it in them to do it again.

But they just need start showing it a lot more.

I’d certainly take a scrappy 1-0 win over Huddersfield tomorrow.

It’s important to get a win, no matter how it’s achieved, to get some confidence back going into the international break.