Blackburn Rovers boss Tony Mowbray reveals big player boost ahead of Sheffield Wednesday clash

Under-pressure Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has revealed that he expects one of his key men to return from injury and take part in their trip to Sheffield Wednesday tomorrow.

Monday, 19th April 2021, 11:58 am

Rovers’ talisman skipper Darragh Lenihan missed their win over Wednesday’s fellow relegation candidates Derby County on Friday evening with a groin injury but should be able to make the trip across the Pennines as the Owls desperately try to claw back some ground in the last throes of the survival dogfight.

Speaking in a pre-match press conference this morning Mowbray said: “Lenihan has been injured but will train today.

“If he finishes training, comes through okay and tells he’s fine then he’ll be travelling with us.”

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Blackburn Rovers boss Tony Mowbray.

The news represents a major boost for Blackburn. Six-foot-two Lenihan has over 200 appearances under his belt at the Ewood Park club and is an imposing presence at the heart of their defence.

Speaking earlier, Mowbray faced critical questions over where the club are at after a horror run in 2021 has seen them win just five times in 21 matches. It’s a downward spiral that has seen them fall from the playoff race and briefly onto the fringes of the relegation battle.

“We’re a bit of a way off at the minute, we’ve fallen away in the second half of the season, but my belief is the only way this club will ever get out of this league is you have an identity,” Mowbray said.

“For us, you can pick all the holes that you want, I feel the performance level of the team has been good generally for the majority, but I know that supporters generally want their team to win, whatever it takes.

“I believe that if you have a structure, an identity to the way you play, you can grow and keep adding in transfer windows and if you can get the right players then you can give yourselves a much better chance, rather than being a team that just fights for 46 games and win some, lose some and drawn some.

“You have to find consistency in the way you play.”

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