Rovers boss Tony Mowbray is expecting his team to fly out of the blocks against Oldham after the players were given a few days off from training this week. At his pre-match press conference Mowbray said
“This week has been a pretty down week, there has been a lot of rest, they have some days off, the training days have been pretty good. Because the players are coming back on the grass that has increased the excitement and intensity of that. It hasn’t been a normal week, the players have had a couple of extra days off and that’s my call really.
“Some days you have to recharge the batteries and understand the reasons you are giving them a rest, only so that they can burst out of the blocks and show everyone how dynamic we can be and how exciting we can be. Hopefully the next few teams feel the energy levels and the quality we possess and we can get back to winning ways pretty quickly. We’re looking forward to the weekend.”
Rovers are third in league one and face Oldham at Ewood on Saturday followed by a long midweek trip to Portsmouth on Tuesday.