Date: 28th December 2016 at 9:55am
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Owen Coyle has again spoken of his frustration – this seems to be his word of the moment – following Blackburn’s fourth straight defeat as Rovers slipped to a loss at Barnsley on Boxing Day.

Barnsley – already a goal up from an early header from Sam Winnall – should have conceded a penalty as far as Coyle’s concerned moments before Blackburn were reduced to 10 men as Darragh Lenihan saw red.

Speaking post-match Coyle was quoted by the BBC as saying.

‘There’s a sense of frustration for me at the end when there’s a stonewall penalty as far as I was concerned. Then of course a couple of minutes later we’re down to 10 men.’

After Lenihan was sent off Blackburn’s defeat was confirmed in added time when Marley Watkins added the second for Barnsley with virtually the last kick.

Coyle went on to admit Blackburn could have done better in certain areas but wasn’t overly concerned by the amount of chances created in this 2-0 loss – Rovers simply didn’t take them.

‘There were little things we could have done better in the game, we created chances to get back into it.’

Despite this fourth defeat in a row Blackburn remain inside the relegation zone but just a couple of points behind Burton. However, the boss finished by again insisting he’s got no doubts about our ability to turn things around and move up to the table.

‘We certainly know we’re capable of turning things around quickly and moving up the table to where we want to be.’

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