Date: 23rd March 2015 at 2:42pm
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The Blackburn Rovers season is now at risk of drifting along aimlessly as players look towards the Summer following another defeat against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday afternoon.

A 1-0 defeat at Ewood Park (following an own goal from Matt Kilgallon) condemned us to a second defeat at home in a matter of days, however this time Gary Bowyer (often criticised for not being more honest with his views!!) has been much more critical in his assessment of his side. He’s said that the first half was the worst since we’ve been in charge and not to the standards that he’d expect.

Bowyer told Radio Rovers: “The game wasn’t a classic, you look at the standard of the goal that we conceded, it was shocking. The standard that we expect and the standard that we have set was not met today.

“In the second half I thought we had a bit more of a go, but you can’t expect just to turn up and beat teams.


Jordan Rhodes might have had a goal disallowed (which Bowyer questions) and another effort well saved by Brighton goalkeeper David Stockdale with Markus Olsson denied by the former (called up) England International but we didn’t offer enough of a threat.

Adding: “I thought their goalkeeper has made two outstanding saves, Jordan’s header that hits the post and Markus’s strike from the edge of the box.

“I also didn’t think there was an awful lot wrong with the one in the first half where the goalkeeper has fumbled it under a challenge from Jordan. I didn’t see any contact.

“It looked like the effects from a tough period but there are no excuses from that. It is disappointing to finish the week in the manner that we have after coming into it after winning three out of three.


The supporter’s frustrations were shown at full time and this is something that he says he can totally understand, now we fester on this during the International break before we face Leeds United not that (pride aside and the FA Cup!!) we’ve got anything left to play for so some could well coast through until the end of the season now!! In my honest opinion it’s time to plan for the future, a view that I know others share. Read more: Click Here.

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