Bowyer hails 'brave' Rovers

Blackburn caretaker manager Gary Bowyer wanted to praise his side after their crucial victory at Millwall rather than discuss contentious refereeing decisions.

Last Updated: 24/04/13 at 10:19 Post Comment

Gary Bowyer: Proud of his team's second-half display

Gary Bowyer: Proud of his team's second-half display

Rovers hugely eased their relegation worries with a 2-1 victory at the Den, fighting back having been a goal behind at half-time, and bagging the three points when Jordan Rhodes scored from the spot with 12 minutes left.

Referee Gavin Ward gave the spot-kick after deciding Danny Shittu had tripped Grant Hanley in the area but Millwall were adamant that the Blackburn man had dived.

However, Bowyer said: "I thought it was a great run from Hanley, he deserves credit for that and, from where I stood, I jumped up because I thought it was a penalty.

"I don't think we should be talking about that. We should be talking about our second-half performance and how brave my players were. Some you get, some you don't."

Blackburn are now five points clear of the drop zone with only two games left but Bowyer is in no mood to relax.

"Are we safe?" he said. "No. It's crazy with 56 points but no, we aren't."

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worry about these types of conclusions on a teams brilliance when it was very clear that Argentina had 4 chances where they really should have scored and on chances alone then it would have been the more pragmatic Argentinians who would be the best in the world. I like the Germany team but this just shows that even with planning it relies on a great deal of luck and finding your opponents at just the right time.

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Reward At Last For Years Of Careful Planning

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e all know the British public don't have the patience to plan for 14 years. No chance. As soon as our young players don't win the world cup they get harrassed and abused to the point of mental breakdown. No, England likes to react to failure by sacking the manager and tearing up their best laid plans in favour of something shiny and new to keep the knee jerkers happy.

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lad Messi was player of the tournament, there was no-one more deserving. Except Robben. And James Rodriguez. Or Muller and half the Germany team etc etc

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