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25 February 2017

NEW Blackburn manager Tony Mowbray admits that he was disappointed to come away from the Pirelli Stadium with a point but believes his team gave a good account of themselves in his first game.

Blackburn dominated a first-half in which Nigel Clough’s Burton, playing their third game in six days, were lacklustre. 

Rovers took the lead through a Matty Palmer own-goal, before Marvin Sordell’s stunning second-half strike levelled things up.

Mowbray, who left League One strugglers Coventry City in September, only took over at Blackburn on Wednesday afternoon and had taken charge of one training session since. The former West Brom boss praised his team and the Rovers fans, but believes his side deserved all three points.

“I think my dressing room is sitting there disappointed that they didn’t take all three points. I think that we maybe felt that we deserved more than a one goal lead at half-time with, not the possession, but the efforts on goal.

“Credit to Nigel for changing his shape, his formation, and the direction of the football match. I thought that we got a grip of it in the last 20 minutes and if anyone was going to win then it was going to be us, then [Burton] nearly scored right at the death hitting both posts. I think that would have been an injustice if we hadn’t taken something from this game.

“What has impressed me most about this group of players has been their ability to take on information. We have had one training session, amid Storm Doris the other day, howling wind and rain. 

"They took the information on well and I thought it was a decent performance.

“I thought the supporters took me aback at how many were here from Blackburn Rovers today. The problems that this club apparently has, I thought it was amazing support and we are disappointed that we couldn’t get three points for them.”

The result moved Burton six points clear of the relegation zone before Saturday’s fixtures. Blackburn moved to within two points of Bristol City, who are in 21 st place.

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