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Tony Mowbray faces these Blackburn Rovers decisions ahead of Millwall at 3pm

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Blackburn Rovers will once again be aiming to make a long awaited return to winning ways on Saturday afternoon, as they travel to The Den to take on Millwall.

Tony Mowbray’s side have picked up just one point from their last seven games, all but ending their hopes of claiming a play-off place this season in emphatic fashion.

Indeed, Rovers go into this game just eight points clear of the Championship relegation zone, meaning there is still some pressure on Mowbray heading into the final few months of the season.

Here, we’ve taken a look at two dilemmas that Mowbray is facing going into this game, as he looks to guide his side to a welcome three points this afternoon.

How does he get that win?

The obvious issue that Mowbray faces going into this game, is the frankly dismal run of form his side currently find themselves in.

One point from seven games is simply not enough for any side, and having started the campaign with strong hopes of a play-off place at the very least, this slide down the league will once again be raising questions about his own future at Ewood Park, something the Rovers boss himself appears to be aware of.

As a result, Mowbray certainly need to turn things around quickly, both to avoid a tricky and nervy end to the season for his side, and to lift some of the pressure himself, as he looks to earn the right to complete the journey he is seemingly so keen to take this club on.

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Does he risk Adam Armstrong?

One big selection decision that Mowbray is going to have to make this afternoon, centres around top scorer Adam Armstrong.

The striker played the full 90 minutes for Blackburn in their 1-0 defeat at Reading on Tuesday night, but after the game, Mowbray revealed that Armstrong had encountered a hamstring issue during the game, which Rovers will have been monitoring since.

Given Armstrong is the most likely source of goals for Rovers, Mowbray will now have to decide whether to play him this afternoon to give his side the best possible chance of ending that winless run, even if it means he could make that injury worse, which could condemn Armstrong to a longer spell on the sidelines, making things even harder for the Lancashire club further down the line.


UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, been writing for Football League World since March 2019. I've previously worked for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Opta, among others.

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