Date: 12th April 2017 at 10:13am
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Wes Brown knows the Barnsley defeat has to be put behind Blackburn with focus now on forthcoming games with Nottingham Forest and Bristol City, which are ‘so important’ to Rovers’ Championship survival hopes.

This Easter weekend could quite literally make or break Blackburn’s season. Positive points against relegation rivals Nottingham Forest and Bristol City would not only move Rovers back into contention to survive – closing the four points between us and safety – it would also bring the two back into the dogfight. The alternative and, well…

Brown, commenting at a Community Trust’s Easter Holiday Camp was quoted by the Official Website.

‘We’ve half to forget about Barnsley now and look onto the next two games with Nottingham Forest and Bristol City. These two games are so important, if we can beat Nottingham Forest that still keeps them in it as well.’

Former England defender Brown is looking for ‘fighting spirit’ in these games, having ‘complete confidence’ the his teammate.

‘I’ve still got complete confidence in the squad, and I’m sure we can still do it, but we do have to be very confident and go out there and show everyone what we can do and show the fighting spirit that we have got.’


‘You go into the games to win, play well and try your best, and hopefully if we can get three points then the day is brilliant. Unfortunately it wasn’t that on Saturday and now we have to look forward and look forward to playing Nottingham Forest and mentally be prepared for it.’

Tony Mowbray’s arrival saw things pick up until a string of draws were then followed up by three successive defeats. Things don’t look good at this point but Brown knows winning against Nottingham Forest, at the City Ground, and then seeing off Bristol Rovers at Ewood Park would ‘be massive.’

‘If we can win our next two games then it will be massive. It starts on Friday against Forest,’ concluded Brown.

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