Black: 'We need presence up front'
ERIC Black believes Blackburn Rovers are desperately lacking a presence up front after admitting his side didn't do enough going forward this afternoon.
Rovers' caretaker boss saw his side lose 1-0 to Wolves in front of watching bosses Venkatesh and Balaji Rao and he admits too much is being asked of £8million man Jordan Rhodes.
Black insisted he would just carry on at the helm until told otherwise as he preferred to focus on the performance, rather than Rovers' managerial search.
He said: “I don't think we did enough to win the game but we did enough not to lose it. In the first half, we gave them too much possession but in the second half we were more adventurous and could have nicked it.
“It should have been a 0-0 draw. The problem we are having is we need a presence up front in this division. We don't have the players capable of that.
“I don't know what Rhodes is thinking, he ran himself to a standstill but we are asking things that have never been asked of him.
“We had all off the front players on the bench and we needed presence because we need to get ball up sooner.
“I am carrying on. There are elements we need to change, if we are able to do that then fine, if not we will carry on.”
Black was adamant Rovers should have had a penalty for a blatant push on Rhodes in the first half, for the second match in succession.
He said: “Two games in a row we should have had a penalty. It is not a excuse but two ridiculous claims we have had turned down. How Jordan falls down on his own means beyond me.
“I think he is an extremely nice lad, maybe he should have appealed? But it is not up to the players, the referee has to give the decisions.”
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