Blackburn Rovers face Sheffield United on the weekend in what should be a routine win for the away team. Sheffield United have been impressive since manager Garry Monk took charge of the club earlier in the season and are currently in the promotion places.

Sheffield United have been unbeaten in their last four league games and will be looking to continue to this run of form against Blackburn.
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Blackburn Rovers have been in the lower embers of English football for close to s decade but captain Charlie Mulgrew believes that the club can make a push back to the EPL next season. Speaking to the club’s website the Scotland international admitted that the club is keen in making a push for the top six places this season.

Mulgrew mentioned that the renewed experience gained last season in the Championship means that the club can’t be ruled out in the discussions for promotion. Manager Tony Mowbray had added more experience to the team with the signings of Stewart Downing and Bradley Johnson to beef the squad.
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Blackburn finished midtable in the Championship and the club are looking to bolster in the summer as they look to challenge for promotion next season. One player that has been linked with a move to Ewood Park in recent weeks is Burnley goalkeeper Joe Hart.

According to the Sun, Burnley are open to an exit for Joe Hart in the summer with Norwich and Blackburn early favourites to sign the England international. Hart has endured a remarkable fall in the past three years with stints at Torino, West Ham and Burnley failing to turn his fortunes around.
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Here, Harry Chapman is hasn’t yet appeared for Blackburn since his January move, Where as Tomy Mowbray has recommended that he could restart training as he spots how poor the form of rovers has been that made them lose last four games. The current squad crisis answers could be found by the Blackbourn boss as he himself claims that he could mend into Damein Johnson’s development squad.

“I have very talented footballers in my mind behind the first team who, if pushed forward can find ourselves to not a lot to play with no matter how many games we approach to, there will be some new bee names on the spreadsheet.” claimed Mowbray.
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Late Matt Ritchie Penalty Denies Blackburn Stun Triumph At Newcastle

It’s a well-known fact Rafael Benítez is unendingly progressively worried about maintaining a strategic distance from transfer from the ongoing Premier League rather than winning the FA Cup however his choice to handle a debilitated group exploded backward. A draw leaves Newcastle’s chief considering a depleting replay at Park of Ewood, where Blackburn of Tony Mowbray will be restless to complete off a tie they practically won here.

It took a late Matt Ritchie punishment to save Newcastle, who has not advanced past the 4th round since the year 2006 after the astounding Bradley Dack helped the Championship side with a merited lead.
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Being able to represent your national team in the international stage

In the world of soccer, being able to represent your national team in the international stage is a huge thing to accomplish as you are not only able to showcase your skills in a higher platform but also to defend your homeland, the country where you were born and, in most cases, grew up with.


Corry Evans could not really spend a significant long period of time in his national side Ireland as he was transferred to the youth division of Manchester United back when he was a youngster and from there on out, he would spend the remainder of his professional career with other English Premier League clubs.


May 20 of 2009 was a particularly special date for Corry Evans as he made his first call-up to the Northern Ireland Senior team as his national team faced off with Italy and even though Northern Ireland eventually lost 0-3, it was still a memorable match for the Evans.
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Tony Mowbray sends strong message ahead of Blackburn’s season opener

Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has stressed that the team should not fear anyone heading into the opening game of the Championship. The Rovers secured automatic promotion from League One at the first time of asking with a tally of 90 points and Mowbray is now hoping that the feel good factor from the previous campaign with make the side more competitive.

Speaking in a pre-match press conference, he said: “I feel the league this year is a bit more open than some of the juggernauts of last year with the money they were spending. We’ve got a real opportunity to be really competitive and the spirit within our team, and hopefully the bits of quality we can show on the day, that will be enough to make it tough for every team. There are tough and competitive fixtures but I don’t think we should fear anyone.
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O’Neill Clarifies Eligibility Row

Northern Ireland Head Coach Michael O’Neill caused a row with his comments last week that the FAI favours Catholic players. The manager wants increased transparency over player eligibility after having issues with the Football Association and losing talented youngsters to the Republic of Ireland.

O’Neill lost players like Shane Duffy, Darron Gibson and James McClean who all opted to play for the Republic’s senior side despite representing Northern Ireland at the youth level. The coach’s comments caused a row when it was published on the Irish Daily Mail that he said the FAI “only ever” targets Catholic to play for their team. Read more »

Elliott Bennett pleased to cap return with a Blackburn Rovers win

Elliott Bennet was delighted to secure three points with Blackburn Rovers during Tuesday’s League One triumph over Rochdale. Bradley Dack and Charlie Mulgrew found the scoresheet for the Rovers as they kept their recent unbeaten run intact. Bennett missed the last four matches owing to a suspension, which he incurred after being sent off in the FA Cup tie with Crewe Alexandra earlier this month. Despite this, Mowbray was quick to retain the 29-year-old in his side, once available, and he played his role during the 2-0 win over Rochdale at Ewood Park.

While the Rovers were not at their best, they bounced back from the disappointment of last weekend’s 1-1 draw at Northampton Town, to chalk up their seventh win in eight League One matches. Speaking after the game, Bennett said: “It was brilliant to be back. Obviously, I was disappointed to be suspended and miss the games but delighted to be back and more importantly get the three points.
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Evans fitness should be managed

Blackburn Rovers coach Tony Mowbray believes that Corry Evans fitness should be managed closely given that the player has just returned to full fitness.

Indeed the player had not played a 90-minute match for a long time, and it is only last month that he has managed to return to full fitness.

Tony Mowbray said that he is managing the player carefully and that he expects the Northern Ireland team to do the same. He said that Michael O’Neill is aware of Corry Evans injury problems and he is sure that he will deal the player well.

The Blackburn Rovers coach said that he is happy for the player to have been called in the national team and that given that he is a quality player there is no doubt that Northern Ireland will be looking towards the player to win them some game. Read more »