Date: 28th August 2017 at 11:11am
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Well, Tony Mowbray hopes Blackburn are up and running anyway.

Rovers, following up the first win in League One at Bradford, made it back-to-back victories with a 4-1 success against MK Dons at Ewood Park on Saturday – a first three point home return of the season.

It couldn’t have been a better start when Derrick Williams, a year on from his Blackburn arrival, smashed in a goal from 25 yards after just a few minutes.

MK Dons did get on level terms through Ed Upson, capitalising on a mistake from Charlie Mulgrew. However, the Rovers captain made up for this error when scoring a freekick to restore the lead a few minutes later.

A second half header from Mulgrew and Dominic Samuel’s latest goal, in an impressive start to life at Blackburn, sealed the points.

Mowbray didn’t think he could have asked for more from his side, telling the Official Website this was exactly what he expects from Rovers and hopes this means the season is now ‘up and running,’ which perhaps, albeit it a break we can now enjoy, the internationals have come at the wrong time?

‘I’m delighted, the performance was what I was looking for. It got a little bit flat in spells but it was a warm day and I asked them to really find some intensity and work hard and we did that. I thought we worked really hard to get in front and after conceding a goal Mulgrew did what he does from free-kicks. You always fancy Charlie to hit the target,’ said the boss.

Adding: ‘But I was most pleased with the way we finished the game. They could have built up some momentum and we could have been hanging on like we were last season, so to get the third one was fantastic and then the icing on the cake with a brilliant move and a great finish to make it four. So it sends us away before the international break with a good feeling in our stomachs. Hopefully our season is now up and running.’

There were plenty of positives for the boss to draw on and Mowbray hopes for this to continue – allowing the fans to see impressive wins like this regularly at Ewood going forward.

He said: ‘It was a brilliant strike from Derek, I was delighted to see it hit the back of the net. Mulgrew bends one in and I’m happy that Dominic has scored again, he name has been consistently on the scoresheet over the last four games. So I’m pleased for him, pleased for the team, and pleased for the supporters. They’ve not had too many 4-1 wins here so hopefully we can make that a more common event.’

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