Blackburn’s poor form continued last weekend as they fell to a disappointing 2-1 defeat away to Leeds, where they struggled to get into the game and create chances.
Tony Mowbray’s side have won just once in their last eight fixtures which has seen them drop to 18th in the Championship, just seven points above the relegation zone.
The international break this weekend will come as a welcome rest for Mowbray and his side as they will look to re-group and improve their form as they face struggling Barnsley at home next weekend.
Despite their poor form, Mowbray has stuck with a 4-2-3-1 system recently, but the form of certain players may leave him questioning whether to make changes in the coming weeks in order to move away from the relegation zone.
Here are two hot and two not for Blackburn heading into the international break.
Hot – Bradley Dack
Bradley Dack has been an ever present feature of Mowbray’s Blackburn this season having started every game so far.
The attacking midfielder has made important contributions throughout the season with five goals and an assist in his 16 appearances this season.
Dack’s attacking focus will be key to helping Blackburn out of their recent form as he as attempted 34 shots on goal this season, more than any other player in the squad, and made 17 key passes.
Hot – Derrick Williams
Derrick Williams has made 15 appearances for Blackburn this season and has put in a number of solid performances recently, despite Blackburn’s poor form.
The 26-year-old defender has made the most interceptions for his side this year with around two per game. He has also contributed with three goals, one of which proved to be the winner against Millwall earlier in the season.
Williams will be key to structuring the defence in the coming weeks as he will look to continue his fine form after the international break.
Not – Danny Graham
Danny Graham has fallen out of favour recently at Blackburn and his playing time has largely come from substitute appearances of late after an inconsistent start to the season.
Graham has only scored one goal so far this season and has provided little threat in attack when he has featured, attempting just 12 shots in 14 appearances.
The experienced striker will need to provide more of an impact from the bench in the coming fixtures if he is to play his way back into Mowbray’s starting 11.
Not – Away form
Blackburn’s away form will be a cause for concern for Tony Mowbray as they have only won twice away in eight games this season meaning just a third of their points have come on the road.
Blackburn have also not won away since September 21st where they beat Charlton 1-0. Since then, Mowbray’s side have lost four consecutive away games and conceded 10 goals.