Date: 22nd March 2017 at 10:19am
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Blackburn had to settle for a draw – with an added time equaliser again conceded – 2-2 last Saturday against Lancashire rivals Preston.

Having slipped behind to a Tom Barkhuizen goal Blackburn battled back with Lucas Joao denied by the post before Elliott Bennett fired home from 20 yards to make it one all. Craig Conway’s second half goal had Rovers on for the points until Preston’s Aiden McGeady’s 93rd minute goal.

Tony Mowbray admitted Blackburn didn’t start the game well but had then been the dominant side so was ‘majorly disappointed’ not to record a victory.

He told the Official Website.

‘It is majorly disappointing yet we did a similar thing to Fulham on Tuesday night We started too slowly, we didn’t cover the pitch well enough, and ultimately they got a goals. But for the last 30 minutes of the first half I thought we played some excellent football, we were the dominant team, the gulf between the two teams was there for everyone to see.’

The boss was confident a third would be added to but as it wasn’t this always left Blackburn open to an equaliser with naivety shown.

‘We got our noses in front with a brilliant goal and I was pretty sure we were going to score a third, we had a few opportunities to do that but it didn’t quite go for us. But the last ten minutes it was naivety really, we have to learn to see games out but we aren’t quite there yet.’

Adding these draws need to be turned into wins to keep Blackburn in the Championship.

‘So it is hugely frustrating, I’m disappointed for the players, I’m disappointed for the fans. It was a massive effort to get in front but then we’ve let everybody down ultimately. The three points would have been massive for us. But we have to take the positives, we are starting to look like a half-decent team, but we have to turn draws into wins, it has to start soon. Somewhere along the line we have to find three points.’

But another game without defeat for Rovers – and Mowbray since his unbeaten appointment – means it could have been worse. This disappointment will be taken forward with improvement wanted after the international break.

‘It isn’t the end of the world, there shouldn’t be too much doom and gloom, we are allowed to feel disappointed now after the game, but we’ll then get back to work next week and try and work on the things that we have to get better at.’

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