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Ahead of the season finale at Brentford, Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has said that his squad will be “fully ready and prepared for Brentford”.  Rovers head into the final match of the season facing a final day relegation battle with Nottingham Forest and Birmingham City.

Talking to the Lancashire Telegraph Mowbray said “We will be fully ready and prepared for Brentford,  We are at least taking it to the last day.  The worst case scenario on Saturday was that we lost, everyone else won, and it was finished, it would have been a terrible week.  We now have this week to really build it up, get the players at their peak and maximum fitness, mentality and quality and really build up to this game as a cup final.”

Brentford’s recent home form has been very good having win their last 4 homes games which included impressive wins against Derby (4-0) and play off hopeful Leeds (2-0).  Mowbray knows that even a victory might not be enough but he wants his team to win and put the pressure on their relegation rivals “If we go to Brentford and win, it might not be enough, but we have to put that doubt in everyone’s mind.

“I believe quite strongly in this group of players and that we can go there and make life really difficult for a team who are strong at home.

“But recently we have won at Nottingham Forest, been to Wolves and drew 0-0, so we will go to Brentford looking to keep things tight, nick a goal, and hopefully win the match.”

Rovers announced yesterday that they had sold out of their initial 1600 allocation for the game.  The game will kick on at 12pm on Sunday and will be televised live on Sky Sports Mix.

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