Date: 18th January 2015 at 11:45am
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We couldn’t afford to lose at Wigan Athletic on Saturday afternoon, however, the Blackburn Rovers failure to win at the DW Stadium in the 1-1 draw was still a setback.

This setback would’ve been worse had we lost, but the lead that we had thanks to Corry Evans wasn’t one that we were able to built upon to see out this match with James McClean equalising for Wigan late in the second half.

Gary Bowyer knows that we had enough chances to have won this match with goal line clearances (from Jordan Rhodes and Jason Lowe) playing a part in preventing this, however, he was left more annoyed by the fact that McClean was even on the pitch to equalise as he feels he should’ve been sent off for a challenge on Markus Olsson.

Bowyer told The Official Website: “We score an outstanding goal and then we’ve had two cleared off the line – one unbelievably so.

“Their goalscorer shouldn’t have been on the pitch, it is as simple as that for the challenge Markus Olsson. So we are disappointed with that.


Even so we should’ve won this match with him left disappointed that we didn’t from a “typical derby” match.

He added: “I think it was a typical local derby, the game was scrappy, the pitch wasn’t great and both sides went hell for leather for it.

“On reflection we should have won the game with our chances. We are disappointed that we didn’t take all three.


Often Bowyer’s accused of sounding like a broken record (it could be argued that he’s sounding like this again) but as much as Wigan should’ve been beaten (we need to win these types of matches if we’re serious about going up) you can’t do too much about misfortune can you??

In my honest opinion the break from The Championship that comes next weekend when we’re playing Swansea City at Ewood Park in the FA Cup Fourth Round comes at the right time.

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