Blackburn Rovers once again exposed their Achilles heel against Sheffield Wednesday as they dropped points against a team fighting for survival.

After the ecstasy of a vital win at Elland Road, Rovers fans were hoping to get the job finished on Sunday. Instead, the team let another opportunity to end the uncertainty pass them by.

Survival will not be celebrated by anyone at Blackburn Rovers but it will be a mighty relief. Whilst the win at Leeds United put the odds very much in their favour, Eustace himself insisted the job wasn't done and reiterated the need for points.

But the self-inflicted nature of their home defeat to Sheffield Wednesday means the show will go on for another seven days. Rovers must collect at least one point from their remaining two matches.

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At the time of writing, they look like very difficult assignments on paper. But there is a shred of comfort that both teams could have little to play for by the time they kick off against Rovers.

Regardless, those fixtures could have been immaterial had Rovers built on a decent enough first-half display. They rallied quickly after falling behind and shaded the opening 45 minutes, which had plenty of intrigue but lacked quality after the goals.

In the second half, Rovers plateaued, at best, until the goals, whilst Sheffield Wednesday raised their game. The timing of the strikes swung the momentum so far in their favour that Rovers simply couldn't wrestle it back.

Each goal was incredibly avoidable and that has been a common theme amongst the 74 that Rovers have given up this week. The first came from a simple long punt that wasn't dealt with, albeit expertly punished. The second, a quick counter-attack after a sloppy giveaway and the third, well, you just can't account for.

It was a horrible moment for Aynsley Pears which left everyone of a home persuasion with that sinking feeling. Individual errors have been a regular occurrence throughout the team in a season everyone would like to see the back of.

The contrasting performance levels from Southampton, to Bristol City, to Leeds United and then Sheffield Wednesday draws the conclusion that Rovers are better when the onus isn't on them.

The game plans against Newcastle United, Ipswich Town, Saints and Leeds have been excellent. Eustace clearly knows how to set up a team to restrict the opposition and play on the counter-attack.

However, when they need to provide the impetus, it's been a struggle, particularly in the 3-4-3 shape. Without that fourth attacker, the goals have dried up.

In seven of the last eight games in which Rovers have scored, Sam Szmodics has been the only goal-scorer. The exception was Sunderland, in which he also scored the decisive first two. Other people have to step up.

Sunday's defeat means Blackburn Rovers fans have seen one home victory since December 13. In that time, they have hosted Huddersfield Town, Rotherham United, Plymouth Argyle, Millwall, Queens Park Rangers and Sheffield Wednesday, failing to win any.

Their record against the current bottom eight reads: 14 matches played (removing Rovers), four wins, four draws and six defeats. 16 from a possible 42.

Taking points from those teams at the bottom has been a major Achilles heel and again goes back to my point of being unable to provide the impetus to put a team to bed.

Of those four wins from 14, three of them came before December too. Since the defeat at Sheffield Wednesday on December 2, Rovers have taken 18 points from a possible 66 available, the second-worst record in the Championship in that time. Only rock-bottom and relegated Rotherham United have fewer points.

Yet, despite those concerning and quite damning statistics, Rovers have survival in their own hands. And they play two teams where the tactics that have brought more success, might do so again.

Considering their goal difference, a point might still be enough to secure safety. The odds remain very much in their favour and Eustace is right to point out that fact.

Under Eustace, the performances have been more consistent than immediately before his arrival, even if wins haven't often followed. And that might be enough to get them over the line this season before a big re-think in the summer.

Coventry might have their play-offs hopes ended by Hull City on Wednesday night. You also can't underestimate the emotional drain Sunday's penalty shoot-out FA Cup semi-final defeat to Manchester United may have had.

Likewise, Leicester City are not unbeatable and, at the time of writing, it is possible if not probable that they'll be up before the final day of the season anyway.

I still believe Blackburn Rovers will stay up this season but it's closer than it ever should have been. If they get over the line, Eustace's challenge medium to long term is to help the team rediscover the ability to be aggressors again.