Fit-again Rovers midfielder Lowe urges play-off caution

This Is Lancashire: Jason Lowe Jason Lowe

JASON Lowe has urged his Blackburn Rovers team-mates to keep a lid on their play-off expectations now they have clawed their way back into the race for the top six.

Revitalised Rovers head to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday on the back of a seven-match unbeaten run which has moved them within four points of Reading.

The last time they were that close to the sixth-placed Royals was when they won the Madejski Stadium encounter between the sides in February.

After that 1-0 win Rovers’ players were quick to talk up their chances of making the play-offs. But Lowe believes it would be a big mistake to get ahead of themselves.

“We’ve got to keep a lid on it,” said Lowe. We know what we have to do but it’s just about focusing on the next game and the next three points.

“That’s all we can do. If we take maximum points, then then great, then it’s on to the next one.

“If you look too far ahead it’s dangerous because you don’t focus on the next game and the next task – and that’s the most important one.

“You take your foot off the gas if you look too far ahead so we just have to take the confidence from the win over QPR and go from there.”

Victory at Hillsborough on Saturday would make it three straight league victories for Rovers for the first time in a single season since January 2008.

Lowe, who came through the club’s youth set-up, is fully aware of the statistic and is desperate to banish it to the history books.

The 22-year-old: “Am I aware of it? Absolutely as I’ve been here for a while.

“If we can string three wins together, then great, but it’s all about one game at a time and putting everything into each of them.”

Lowe was pleased with his return to the side in the midweek win over QPR after missing the previous five matches with an ankle injury.

The midfielder added: “After three weeks out I was thrust back into it but I wouldn’t want it any other way.

“But it’s not about me, it’s about the team and I thought it was a great team performance from start to finish.”

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9:12am Thu 10 Apr 14

dallydally says...

Do your talking on the pitch boys!
Do your talking on the pitch boys! dallydally
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9:32am Thu 10 Apr 14

owd nick says...

dallydally wrote:
Do your talking on the pitch boys!
They have been doing over recent weeks.
[quote][p][bold]dallydally[/bold] wrote: Do your talking on the pitch boys![/p][/quote]They have been doing over recent weeks. owd nick
  • Score: 15

10:11am Thu 10 Apr 14

French Rover says...

Lowe gets a hard time from some Rovers fans - and though he has had a couple of less than great games this season, overall he is an integral part of the side and Rovers through and through. He has quite a lot of skill, good vision and a great shot and he works really hard for the team both on and off the ball. His value has also been recognised at International level too, as he was part of the England U21 set-up until quite recently. I think we will see a lot more from Lowe during next season.
Lowe gets a hard time from some Rovers fans - and though he has had a couple of less than great games this season, overall he is an integral part of the side and Rovers through and through. He has quite a lot of skill, good vision and a great shot and he works really hard for the team both on and off the ball. His value has also been recognised at International level too, as he was part of the England U21 set-up until quite recently. I think we will see a lot more from Lowe during next season. French Rover
  • Score: 21

1:31pm Fri 11 Apr 14

OnePostThenTheOther says...

Footballer psycho-babble for individuals who have difficulty in distinguishing between short and medium term goals. Sorry Jason, but it is no revelation to observe that winning two games in a row (wow, some achievement) won't guarantee a play-off spot. Then we have Bowyer in another item observing that "we just have to win our games" - brilliant, genius.
Footballer psycho-babble for individuals who have difficulty in distinguishing between short and medium term goals. Sorry Jason, but it is no revelation to observe that winning two games in a row (wow, some achievement) won't guarantee a play-off spot. Then we have Bowyer in another item observing that "we just have to win our games" - brilliant, genius. OnePostThenTheOther
  • Score: 1

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