Date: 28th November 2017 at 5:49pm
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Blackburn are a couple of hours away from a meeting with former boss Gary Bowyer’s Blackpool as we look to make inroads into the advantage those above us have in the battle for promotion.

Tony Mowbray, which followed the appointments of a few others after him, was an eventual successor to Bowyer, who had himself worked his way through the ranks at Ewood Park from the youth team into the top job, via a couple of stints as caretaker, departing in 2015.

Bowyer took Blackpool up from League Two last season and is now looking to consolidate – at least – the Tangerines’ status in this league, which Mowbray feels he can considering a good squad he’s put together.

He told Official Website: ‘What you have to try to do is put all the off field stuff into the back of your mind and get your group of players tight. He’s moulded the group of players he has there over the last couple of seasons. He’s done exceptionally well in the circumstances at Blackpool.’

The Rovers boss also has a good relationship with Bowyer, 46, who he wishes well for the remainder of the season… after the meeting this evening.

‘We have a good working relationship and he’s a good, hard working football man,’ added Mowbray. ‘He understands the expectation of Blackburn Rovers and it’s probably a similar scenario at Blackpool. After Tuesday then we’ll wish him well and see how Blackpool go this season.’

Meanwhile, Blackburn have announced a new deal for Lewis Hardcastle.

The U23 captain, following in the footsteps of players such as Ryan Nyambe, Scott Wharton and Willem Tomlinson, has put pen to paper on a contract that will keep Hardcastle, 19, at Ewood until 2019.

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