Midfield duo insist Blackburn Rovers duo can halt Wolves juggernaut

Rovers midfielder Corry Evans

Rovers midfielder Corry Evans

First published in Sport This Is Lancashire: Photograph of the Author by , Blackburn Rovers reporter

MIDFIELD duo Craig Conway and Corry Evans insist Blackburn Rovers can halt the Wolves juggernaut at Molineux today (3pm).

Kenny Jackett’s promoted side have not lost a league match at home since December 14 when they went down 2-0 to MK Dons.

Since that defeat they have won 12 and drawn two of their last 14 league encounters in front of their own fans and go into this afternoon’s clash with Rovers with confidence high after an impressive start to the Championship campaign.

Wolves have picked up nine points from a possible 12 with their trio of victories all coming against the clubs that have come down from the Premier League.

But Rovers have not lost any of their last six trips to Molineux – a run of two wins and four draws – and they head to the Black County having tasted just two defeats in their last 12 matches away from Ewood Park.

Conway said: “Wolves have come straight back up and done really well.

“I’ve watched their highlights and they look a really good team with a lot of threats.

“They have a good bit of pace out wide and they create a lot of chances.

“So it’s going to be a hard game, like any in the Championship.

“But I think we’ve got enough to cause them problems and that’s what we plan to do.

“We’re going to try and make it really hard for them and get a goal or two at the other end.”

Wolves kept clean sheets when beating Norwich City, Fulham and Cardiff City 1-0.

But Rovers are one of the most potent attacking forces in the Championship with their 3-2 home win over Bournemouth last Saturday meaning they have now scored 23 goals in their last 10 league outings.

Evans said: “Wolves have continued the momentum they built up from coming up last year and you usually see that with teams who get promoted.

“They are used to winning games, so it will be tough for us, it’s a hard place to go.

“We’ve just got to go there and play our own game, play the football like we know we can, and try and come away with the points again.”

Rovers returned to winning ways last weekend against Bournemouth after their proud 12-match unbeaten league run was ended at Norwich, a side Evans and his team-mates reckon are one of the best they have faced since the start of last season.

Evans said: “The unbeaten run came to an end and we have to hold our hands up and say Norwich were the better team.

“We didn’t really perform and they have a very good squad and a very good team and I think they’ll do well this year.

“But we got back on track on Saturday, that was the focus and we managed to do it.

“We’ve got great character in the dressing room and the manager instils that in us.

“He said before the game,’ good teams always bounce back’, and that’s what we managed to do.”

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5:00pm Sat 30 Aug 14

To.guy says...

Really?
Really? To.guy
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5:22pm Sat 30 Aug 14

bigste says...

Sorry, like Burnley, we are just not good enough for the premier league. We will be playing Burnley next year.
Sorry, like Burnley, we are just not good enough for the premier league. We will be playing Burnley next year. bigste
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12:38pm Sun 31 Aug 14

mark anthony says...

Well what went wrong? Take your time there's no rush
Well what went wrong? Take your time there's no rush mark anthony
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