Date: 5th January 2015 at 5:15pm
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When Blackburn Rovers drew Charlton Athletic in the FA Cup Third Round it wasn’t a “glamour tie”, however, it gave us a very good chance of going through, which we did on Saturday.

An issue with the floodlights (which caused a delay) didn’t see “the lights go out” on our FA Cup season with the 2-1 win at The Valley putting us until the Fourth Round draw, which takes place tonight.

Injury and illness left Gary Bowyer without more than half a dozen first-team regulars but those that came in got the job done with Chris Taylor’s double (cancelled out by a Johann Gudmundsson equaliser) putting us through with the Rovers Manager praising the efforts of those involved.

Bowyer said: “It was a great squad performance. We’ve got seven missing through injury, illness and suspension and it just shows you the value of having a tight-knit squad.

“Taylor has come in and scored two great goals so he’ll be the hero.

“The beauty of this is that if we need to make changes people can come in and have a right good go for us like they did here.


Worryingly though Bowyer again felt the need to talk about those that could leave this month, however, he also said that even though other clubs are “making bids to strengthen their squads” the fact that we can’t because of our FFP Transfer Embargo doesn’t worry him as he’s “not a problem” with what we have, as long as we keep them!!

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