Alex Neil has become the latest Championship manager to heap praise on Blackburn Rovers, suggesting they should've won more matches this season.

It has become a common theme that opposition coaches have been complimentary about Rovers. Tony Mowbray, Kieran McKenna, Enzo Maresca and Mark Robins all claimed Jon Dahl Tomasson's side were the best they'd played after narrow wins over Rovers in September.

Tomasson himself believes Rovers' performances have deserved to yield more points, a claim that many fans and media would also concur with. But points are what win prizes in the Championship and Blackburn will be targeting a return to winning ways when they travel to the Bet365 Stadium on Saturday.

Neil believes Rovers' position in the table doesn't tell the full picture, describing the team as 'excellent' and 'well-coached'. He's expecting an open game this weekend.

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"If you've actually watched Blackburn, which I have a lot this season... Leicester beat them 4-1 but I remember the Leicester manager saying that had been their hardest match," he said.

"It was at Blackburn and Blackburn were excellent but Leicester had too much quality and damaged them in transition. I think there were three goals in the last 10 minutes. Blackburn were very good.

"I've watched them, as I've said, about eight or nine times and I'd suggest there were another three or four matches this season that they could have or should have won based on their performance. We certainly won't be taking them lightly.

"They're really well coached and I think they've got a really good, young, enthusiastic team. I think they're a good side.

"We know exactly how they're going to play and I'm sure they'll know exactly how we're going to play. It's just how well you can do it on the day, can we negate what we feel they're strongest at and expose what might be their weakness? They'll be looking to do the same against us.

"It will boil down to how good we are out of possession and how good we are in possession. They'll be the same. The exciting thing about this game is that neither team is cagey. Both teams are going to go for it and we'll see what happens."