BLACKBURN Rovers head coach Tony Mowbray admits it’s disappointing to go in to the international break in the bottom three, despite being seven games unbeaten.
But Mowbray admits five draws from his seven games in charge is too many, as Rovers head in to the two week break from action one point from safety.
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They looked like moving out of the relegation zone after going in front against Preston, only to be denied in injury-time by an Aiden McGeady equaliser as the game ended 2-2.
Rovers are unbeaten in their seven games since Mowbray took charge, but have drawn each of their last four matches, and remain in the bottom three with eight games to play.
“We’re all disappointed (to be in the bottom three) and our next two games are Brighton and Reading away,” Mowbray said.
“We know how difficult it is, we’ve never shied away from how difficult it is, but we have to keep believing that we will win one of those games along the way that we’re not expected to.
“We have to win the games we hope we are going to win and we have to accumulate points.
“Other teams down the bottom will accumulate points – we’re all fighting for our lives and somewhere along the line they will have those tough games.
“It will go down to the death, I’m pretty sure of that, it’s just a frustration that in seven games, five draws is too many draws.
“Yet we have to take a huge positive that we’re still unbeaten from those seven games against teams that are at the top end of the table trying to make the play-offs.
“There are lots of positives but ultimately we would have liked to have a few more points – had we won, 13 points from seven games you are definitely doing top six form, so to drop those two points is disappointing really.
“To get the number of points we’ve got is frustrating to still find ourselves in the bottom three.”