Date: 17th August 2017 at 9:22am
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It goes without saying Ben Gladwin hasn’t been happy with the start to the season Blackburn have made but the midfielder isn’t going overboard with worry at this stage ahead of Rovers’ trip to Bradford on Saturday.

Gladwin, arriving from QPR in the summer, was disappointed following the Ewood Park defeat against Doncaster last Saturday, coming after the loss at Southend, but Blackburn move on.

He told the Official Website work, already taking place this week and continuing in the lead up to the weekend, is ongoing in a bid to turn around the Blackburn fortunes – Gladwin feels as long as nobody starts ‘going nuts’ improvement will be seen.

‘It was a disappointing result. We will talk about the things that we need to improve on, look back at videos etc and try to move on to next week. Obviously no-one is happy at all, but we’re not going to lose our heads. Like I said, we’ll get back to the videos and have a look. We’ve got some experienced players in there that have seen a lot, but it’s not going to help anybody if we all start going nuts, so we will try to remain calm and work on things throughout the week that we need to.’

A calf strain kept Gladwin out of the League One opener at Southend but he was fit to return from the bench for the League Cup win at Coventry, when he made his debut, and also came on for his league bow against Doncaster.

Gladwin is content with his personal performances in his cameo outings so far. Now fully fit his next target, having come close to opening his goalscoring account for Blackburn against Donny, is to get on the scoresheet and show his very best form.

‘I feel like I’ve shown a little bit of what I can do. I try and drive the team forward a little bit and get crosses in and get shots off. I obviously played quite a lot of minutes through pre-season and I got the calf strain right at the wrong time, but I’m back fit now and just trying to get myself in the team and get results, because that’s obviously the most important thing,’ said Gladwin.

Concluding: ‘There was a couple (of occasions when I went close to scoring). The keeper pulled of a good save and I thought the second one was quite close as well, but I’ve not seen it back. It’s a shame one didn’t nestle in.’

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