Date: 6th March 2017 at 10:03am
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Blackburn’s unbeaten run under Tony Mowbray – with it now back-to-back wins too – continued with a victory against Wigan taking Rovers out of the relegation zone.

In fact this Ewood Park win was a third straight home win in the Championship to take Blackburn above Bristol City – who dropped into the bottom three – and Wolves.

A Marvin Emnes goal just ahead of the hour proved enough for Blackburn. Despite the fact we could have had another couple a 1-0 win was enough with Mowbray praising a team effort to see Rovers over the line.

Commenting in his post-match conference the boss was quoted by the BBC as saying.

‘I think the performance level of the team has been good. I think their endeavour, their drive, their commitment, their togetherness has been what’s got us through.’

Emnes goal was the first the Swansea loanee – of course re-signed on loan on deadline day in January at the end of his initial loan spell – had managed in five months.

Mowbray went on to speak of his delighted for the Dutchman but knows Emnes needs to score more goals.

‘I’m delighted for Marvin because he needs to add goals to his game and I know he can. In the past he’s got 18 or 19 league goals and he needs to get into double figures. If you’re going to play number 10 behind the striker in any football team, you have to have goals. You’ve got to get to double figures every season.’

The boss – when again reflecting on the team performance – concluded.

‘There was a lot of hard work from that group of players today and hopefully we’ll get the benefits.’

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