Date: 21st April 2014 at 9:53am
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Rovers manager Gary Bowyer has expressed the need for a good positive energy as the club dabbles in the play-off last chance saloon.

Rovers are in a backlog of bank holiday level traffic for that last play-off spot, but head to Birmingham today to face their relegation threatened opponents in the knowledge that anything less than a win will see the hopes and dreams die.

“There are still three games to go, we`re still in it and in the end it might be a big point,” said Bowyer to the Lancashire Telegraph.

“We`ve got to keep fighting, keep smiling and keep going. At this stage of the season you want the games coming thick and fast and fortunately we`re going to have 24 hours more than Birmingham to recover.

“We`ve got to go there still in a positive frame of mind. That`s the message – keep positive. We`ll keep smiling and working hard.

“We`ve got three games to go and there are going to be more twists.”

Rovers are likely to be without the ever-present Tommy Spurr this afternoon, who is set to miss his first game of the campaign following a knock picked up in the dire 0-0 draw with Yeovil on Good Friday.

But David Dunn, Josh King and Corry Evans are all in contention for a start as Bowyer could be tempted to rotate slightly given a backlog of games over the last few weeks and complaints of tiredness on Friday.