Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has given his verdict on the job that Martin O’Neill has done at Nottingham Forest ahead of the pair’s clash on Saturday, report the club’s official website.
He says that the Irishman is still trying to find the right formula at the City Ground and expects to come up against a different team to the one that lost to Sheffield Wednesday in midweek.
“Martin (O’Neill) has come in and looked to find the right balance in his team,” he told his pre-match press conference.
“After a defeat last weekend I would anticipate he would make changes.
“For us, we see the game as a chance to build on Tuesday’s performance.”
With just five matches left to play, Forest sit eight points off the play-off places with a win against Mowbray’s side surely a must if they are to relaunch a push.
Rovers on the other hand have very little to play for in the remainder of the season, currently sat in 16th place, 15 points outside the play-offs and 11 ahead of the drop zone.
But they will be keen to build momentum ahead of next season, starting with a win against Forest on Saturday.
Mowbray is right in that O’Neill has failed to find the right combinations at Forest just yet.
In all honesty he was always likely to struggle seeing as only a tiny percentage of the team are players that he wanted to sign.
The question now is whether or not the board back him further in the summer window.