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Rowett seeking home comforts

The boss on Blackburn test...

13 July 2020

Millwall boss Gary Rowett has laid down the law to his Lions squad ahead of Tuesday's meeting with Blackburn Rovers - win at home.

The Lions welcome fellow Play-Off rivals Rovers to SE16 (kick-off 7.45pm) for a crunch Sky Bet Championship meeting, as both clubs sit just outside the top six with three matches remaining.

However, whilst the club's away record has been exemplary in recent times, winning three out of the last four matches and having not conceded a goal in any of them, form at The Den has faltered slightly - Rowett's men are now without a win in seven on their own patch.

Back-to-back wins are hard to come by in an ever-competitive division, but with the season reaching its climax, the manager wants the penultimate home game of the campaign to produce three points.

"It's difficult, because I think it's been proven that you go and win a game at this stage, but it's hard for anyone to win two or three," the boss explained to millwallfc.co.uk after Saturday's 1-0 success at Hull City.

"We've seen Cardiff lose their last two, we've seen Derby lose their last two and have a little bit of a poor run of form. At the other end, Middlesbrough lost [at the weekend] but they beat us.

"It is what it is - it's very difficult to win games in this division. We're in the mix, we're still in there fighting, but we probably need to move the ball a bit better at times in order to go and beat Blackburn.

"What I would like to do is win a home game. I know it's been a while, and it doesn't feel like one because our fans aren't there, but I'm sure if they're watching at home, that's our next aim.

"Forget the three points, forget where we are in the table, let's go and win at home. It's a place we don't often lose, so I'd like a little bit of pride after the game just on that alone."


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