GillsConnect News Desk

Dateline: TUESDAY 13 MARCH 2018


Blackburn are currently on a run of four wins and two draws from their last six games and this has lifted Rovers to the top spot and clear of the chasing pack. Although chasing teams have games in hand boss Mowbray knows his Blackburn side can do no more than applying pressure by putting even more points on the board.

Mowbray commented, “As I keep saying to my team it doesn’t matter what colour the shirt or name on the back this is Blackburn Rovers and we have to impose ourselves on the team so they will feel our quality. That’s got to be the case this coming Saturday again to make sure that Gillingham feel our power and presence and the talent we’ve got at our disposal. That has to make an impact on the game but we have to be wary of their strengths.”

Mowbray continued, “It’s a game we’re really looking forward to, an opportunity for three points and to keep piling the pressure on the teams around us and that’s what we’ll aim to do.”

Rovers, with Bradley Dack, beat Gills at Ewood Park but only by a first half single goal from a former Gills player Dominic Samuel. Gills were then managed by caretaker boss Peter Taylor and Blackburn will find a very different, and tougher, Gills on Saturday.

Mowbray might be anticipating a hard Priestfield afternoon saying, “Every three points is huge and if someone is going to beat us then they are going to have to play really well and on top of their game.”

Gils still have to reach their stated safety mark of 52 points from their current 49 but they also have a slim chance of reaching a late Play-off position. A victory against the league leaders Rovers will be a welcome start for both ambitions.

Finally Mowbray added, “My players don’t want to play in this league, they want to get out of this division so there is an urgency in them and a desire from them to make sure game every game is addressed as it should be, very professionally and focussed.”