Date: 8th December 2016 at 10:53am
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Owen Coyle is happy with the improved results from Blackburn recently, admittedly the performance against Huddersfield wasn’t the best but the point Rovers collected meant we’ve now claimed seven from the last nine on offer.

Wins against Brentford and Newcastle saw Blackburn go into the meeting with Huddersfield last weekend with confidence growing, that ended in a 1-1 draw but Coyle was happy.

In an ideal world he would have wanted all three points at Ewood Park but feels this further point sets us up nicely for the upcoming games, he’s quoted by as telling Radio Rovers.

‘We’ve got seven points out of nine, we’d have loved to have had nine, but we’ve got seven and now we’ve got to move on. That has got to be the sounding board for moving into the fixtures coming up.’

As mentioned the performance last Saturday wasn’t the best but Coyle feels the qualities we did show made up for it, which we’ll have to continue showing moving forward, adding.

‘We know we weren’t at our best against Huddersfield, but we’ve shown that we can still match up, be physical and be brave and we are always a great threat. Those qualities are very important in the Championship and when we can ally that to our passing game, then that results in three points, there’s no doubt about that.’

Blackburn dug in and earned a point, which you never know could potentially be a crucial one come the end of the season?

Having conceded in the opening minutes at Ewood Park the fans might have feared the worse against Huddersfield, Coyle admitted himself he felt we would have lost the game convincingly earlier in the season.

All things considered though the boss feels we’re moving in the right direction heading into the derby at Preston on Saturday, concluding.

‘That is a game that we would have lost earlier in the season by two or three. But what we have now is a group, a tight-knit group that is working very hard. I think that is 12 games now and 18 points from them, so we know we are going into the right direction moving into a derby next weekend at Preston.’

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