John Eustace admitted self-inflicted issues have been a major problem for Blackburn Rovers.

Rovers gave away three sloppy goals on Sunday in their 3-1 reverse against Sheffield Wednesday. The manner of each was incredibly avoidable.

Neither Aynsley Pears nor Dom Hyam covered themselves in glory for the opener, though they were clinically punished by Josh Windass' lob.

The second came from a quick turnover of possession too after Rovers gave the ball away and the third was an individual error by the goalkeeper. 

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Eustace admitted that whilst the team have been more solid since he arrived, mistakes have been costly in several matches. That was again the feeling after another defeat at Ewood Park.

"It's been a problem since I have arrived really," Eustace told The Lancashire Telegraph.

"We have cut as many as we can out and I've tried to make us more difficult to play against and competitive, which I think we have been.

"It's a work in progress. We have to brush ourselves down, assess it on Monday and tomorrow, then go again.

"We have two weeks to keep improving on it. I think we have improved but we need a level of consistency now, that's key.

"We will work hard on the training ground this week to try and put things right."

Rovers had edged a tight first half but then didn't compete as well in the second half. The visitors were the team that came out of the traps and two quickfire goals stole the points.

Eustace agreed with that assessment and put the drop-off in performance down to the timing of the goals. There were only six minutes between Marvin Johnson's strike and Pears' deflating own goal.

"Goals change games as well, they scored at an important time, just as we were looking to change things around, they got their third," he explained.

"I think goals change games and the momentum swings drastically. We then struggled to put any kind of rhythm together after that."

Sheffield Wednesday were backed by over 7,000 away fans in the Darwen End, a decision that had been criticised by some supporters before kick-off.

Some Sheffield Wednesday players commented after the match that the game 'had felt like a home game, at times' too, with travelling supporters making up a third of the total attendance at Ewood Park.

Eustace admitted that the volume of away fans might have had an impact on the game but also insisted that should not be used as an excuse.

"Possibly but we're professional footballers. The lads shouldn't let that affect them," he insisted.

"7,000 away fans might have made a difference but I am not using that as an excuse for why we lost the game."