Blackburn boss ‘We have enough to trouble Newcastle United’
Blackburn Manager Owen Coyle, says that anybody writing off his team before Saturday’s match ‘have certainly not watched our recent performances’.
The last six matches have seen Blackburn pick up two wins, two draws and two defeats.
Picking up eight points from those six games, matches the eight points they gained from their first eleven Championship matches, suggesting there is a bit of substance to what Owen Coyle claims.
That recent form from the last half dozen games, if they’d managed it over all 17 matches, would have seen them mid-table rather than 22nd in the table.
Coyle accepts that people will see the game at St James Park as their most difficult of the season but still believes that Blackburn ‘have enough to trouble’ Newcastle.
Rather than worrying about becoming Newcastle’s 10th victim in a row and becoming part of NUFC history (would be first time ever that Newcastle had won 10 games on the run in all competitions), instead the Blackburn boss says that ‘it is a brilliant game for us’ as it gives his players the chance to show they are ‘a decent team’ and better than their league placing suggests.
Owen Coyle speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph:
“The level we are at, people will envisage Newcastle away to be the toughest game of the season.
“I’m under no illusions, but what a fantastic game to look forward to.
“It is a brilliant game for us to go there and show that we are a decent team and a game we certainly feel, if we’re at our best, we are capable of getting a positive result from.
“I am sure people will have written us off already, but if they have, then they have certainly not watched our recent performances, because I believe we have enough to trouble the opposition.”
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