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Blackburn caretaker Bowyer pleased with response

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Blackburn caretaker boss Gary Bowyer has hailed his side’s attitude after they fought back to beat Millwall 2-1 at The Den last night.

Karleigh Osborne scored early on for the hosts, but James Henry’s own goal and a Jordan Rhodes penalty earned Rovers three valuable points.

“We are delighted with the reaction of the players after Saturday,” Bowyer said in the post-match press conference.

“We withstood the first 20-25 minutes onslaught from Millwall, when they were very good at what they did.”

The 41-year-old singled out Grant Hanley for particular praise after the defender ran more than half the length of the pitch before being brought down in the penalty area.

“Grant was outstanding tonight and the run typified his performance,” he said.

Millwall pushed hard for an equaliser towards the end but Bowyer’s men held on to record only their fourth away victory of the season.

The ex-Rotherham full-back is in his second spell as caretaker this campaign after a topsy-turvy year at Ewood Park has seen three managers depart.

Unpopular Steve Kean was sacked at the end of September – despite Blackburn sitting third in the Npower Championship table – and since then they have been on a downward spiral.

However safety can be guaranteed if the Lancashire outfit beat promotion-chasing Crystal Palace at the weekend.

Bowyer said: “We’ve now [got] to recover quickly, we’ve picked up some more injuries and we go again to make sure we can be mathematically safe on Saturday.”

Rovers are now five points clear of the relegation zone with two games remaining.

 

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