Date: 13th October 2016 at 5:18pm
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If Owen Coyle wasn’t offering up positive and encouraging thoughts and views people would jump all over him but in many ways doing this too is seeing the same approach taken against the Blackburn boss.

With seven of the next 11-matches Blackburn played taking place at Ewood Park, starting with a double header against Ipswich and then Nottingham Forest, Coyle’s looking for home improvement.

Actually he’s said (perhaps overly ambitiously) he’s looking to make ‘Ewood a fortress’ but for that all need to be onside, telling the Lancashire Telegraph.

‘We know we can turn it around. It`s frustrating but we have to pick ourselves up and get ready for a run of seven out of the next 11 games at home. We need to make Ewood a fortress, get everybody behind the players, and when they do that the players have shown they can respond to that and win games.’

Fans will continue to support the club but given the disillusionment many have towards the clubs owners this isn’t going to be easy….

When you take into account the points return Blackburn have managed under Coyle so far and only nine wins at Ewood have been seen in the last 28-matches played at home in the Championship this is hardly ‘fortress’ standard is it!

Coyle did admit Blackburn have had ‘a terrible start’ but did believe between the September and October international break Rovers showed ‘we are very much an improved team.’

‘Have we taken enough points? We`ve taken seven points from the six games so, no, we haven`t. We should have taken 10, 11 or 12 from those games. But we know that`s round the corner. We know it`s there for us. We`ve just got to pick ourselves up, stand up and be counted.’


‘Let`s see what you are, let`s see what`s in your locker, let`s see if you`ve got the heart for the fight. We certainly do as a staff and I`m pretty sure the players have as well. Five of the last seven games have been away from home and what we do now, when we come back, is we get ready to go again. We`ve got two home games straight away when we come back and we`ll look to take points from those games and start climbing that table.’

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