Simon Garner column: Rovers mistakes must be so frustrating for Gary Bowyer (From This Is Lancashire)
Simon Garner column: Rovers mistakes must be so frustrating for Gary Bowyer
I FEEL for Gary Bowyer.
When his players take to the field he cannot do anything about the mistakes they keep on making away from home.
He can do the training all week and set his team out the way he wants them to play but once they cross the white line it’s out of his hands.
That 90 minutes must be the worst part of the week for a manager in many respects because there is only so much they can do.
Once the game ends, though, that’s when a manager can do something.
If it’s down to an individual mistake every now and again you’ve got to give the player in question the benefit of the doubt, put your arm around him and say, ‘right, forget about it and go out and put it right next week’.
But if a player keeps on making individual mistakes it might be time to leave him out.
In this league mistakes can mean the difference between being right on the edge of the play-offs and being mid-table.
No footballer goes out to make a mistake. They just happen sometimes. But at the moment Blackburn Rovers seem to be in the unfortunate position that every time they make one, the opposition are scoring.
You get times like that in a season and as I said, if one player keeps making the same mistakes then that’s the time to drop them.
Blackburn certainly can’t afford to make more errors at QPR tomorrow. This is going to be the toughest game of the season.
QPR are a Premier League side through and through – the players they’ve got there are quality. They’re on a roll and they’ve made Loftus Road a fortress.
That said Blackburn have still got to go there confident as, if they can cut out the individual errors, I see no reason why they cannot get a result – especially with Jordan Rhodes in their side.
It was good to see him back on the score sheet at Ipswich on Tuesday.
He’s a quality goalscorer and Rovers are going to need him tomorrow.
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