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Opposition view: We must raise our standards

5 December 2014

Blackburn boss Gary Bowyer has urged his side to raise their standards and reach the next level with Wednesday in town on Saturday.

Rovers’ good run in the Championship has propelled them into the top six but Bowyer is cautious of the Owls’ resilient nature on the road.

“Wednesday haven’t conceded many goals and Stuart has got them well drilled,” he said.

“They pose a threat going forward, they’ve got some pace in wide areas, and they’ve got a big targetman like ourselves.

“We know Sheffield Wednesday won’t stop for 90-odd minutes – the same as us – and we’ve got to be better on the ball and impose ourselves on them and get the first goal for a change.”

Blackburn were buoyed by their stoppage time equaliser last weekend against Middlesbrough – a goal scored by Rudy Gestede - which has kept Rovers in touching distance of the top two.

Bowyer said: “It’s up to us to continue with the spirit and character we have shown but also improve on some of the performances we’ve put out recently.

“We’re fully aware of the challenge but it’s about us raising the standards of our performances and putting demands on the players to go up another level.”

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