Date: 4th May 2017 at 1:31pm
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Yes, it’s a well worn clich├ęd phrase but Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray is treating the trip to Brentford as a cup final, unsurprisingly.

A win from the visit of Aston Villa to Ewood Park wasn’t enough to take Blackburn out of the bottom-three, but victory at Griffin Park on Sunday could take Rovers above Nottingham Forest and/or Birmingham.

Well, quite simply a win is needed, then again victory might not be enough for Blackburn, the likelihood is it would though, wouldn’t it? Mowbray’s told the Official Website he’s happy to be at the final hurdle where he expects his players to give it all they’ve got against Brentford.

He said: ‘At least we’ve got a final week to really build it up, to get the players at their peak maximum fitness, mentality and quality. Lets really build up to this game like it is a cup final. It is ironic we are going to west London to go and play a cup final in our minds and lets approach the game like that and lets see how we get on.’

Brentford, still playing to finish as high as eighth potentially but definitely looking to secure a top-10 finish, aren’t going to roll over and give the points to Blackburn, we’ll certainly have to earn them.

The away form has been good in recent weeks though as Rovers have lost just two of the last seven games away from Ewood, for a side third-bottom that’s not a bad return so Mowbray’s drawn confidence from this.

Mowbray finished: ‘We’ve been pretty good on the road in the last couple of games so I’ll look forward to the challenge of that. We’ll work really hard through the week and try and get a game plan and a recipe to go to Brentford and win.’

Blackburn will be backed by a sold out allocation at Griffin Park, but will it be cheers or tears for Rovers?

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