Mowbray’s men put Bury to the sword, as 3606 fans roared Rovers to a 3-0 victory over Bury. A brace from Antonsson and one from Dack was enough to send the Rovers’ faithful home with three points.
After talk of Rovers’ failure to beat teams towards the bottom of the table, a professional performance from the boys has eased fans tensions.
Here, we will look at 3 talking points from Rovers’ comfortable win.
Embed from Getty ImagesMuch has been made of Rovers failure to see teams off this season, however, this was not the case at Gigg Lane. Despite the impressive nature of Rovers win, Rovers didn’t really have too many chances.
Compared to the home game against Plymouth a few week backs, Rovers had very little chances. The difference was today that they found the back of the net.
If Blackburn are to make an impression on the top two, then they are going to have to continue to put in performances like they did yesterday.
We may not always create 10 chances in a game, but if we can score what we do create, then Rovers may finally be on their way up.
This cannot be a false dawn however, Rovers must continue this sort of form if they want to close the gap on the top two.
Embed from Getty ImagesFor me, Bradley Dack’s performance yesterday is one of the best individual performances in a Rovers shirt in a long time. His ability to pick a pass was on full show today, as well as his eye for goal.
The ball stuck to his feet, and he was a constant thorn in the side of the Bury defence and midfield. The pass for Antonsson’s opener was fantastic, and his cross for the second wasn’t too bad either.
If Rovers are to begin a charge on the top 2, then it’s players like Dack who will need to come to the forefront, and show the quality they possess.
It’s also refreshing to see goals come from midfield. For too long, Rovers have relied too heavily on their strikers for goals. Whilst they will be your main source of goals, we need to be able to score goals all over the pitch, so it’s good to see Dack add that to our midfield.
Embed from Getty ImagesAntonsson has received some stick this season, despite scoring a few goals, he has seemed to lack an end product.
Bury saw a new Antonsson take to the field. His ability to run at the Bury defence and cause problems was excellent and he took his two goals expertly.
His first was a well-taken finish into the roof of the net, and his second a header that came off the underside of the bar.
Similar to Dack, if Rovers are to put pressure on the top two then players like Antonsson must step up and let themselves be known.
Bury is a start, but it must continue.
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