Sam Potter discusses two key talking points as Rovers fall to a third successive defeat with a 2-1 loss at Barnsley…
Is it time for Mowbray to go?
It is fair to say that the recent form of this Rovers side hasn’t been to scratch, and the season as a whole has been massively underwhelming.
The deflating feeling following every goal conceded seems to be occurring far too often this season, and fans seem to have had enough.
Scrolling through social media this evening, it’s clear to see what fans feel. The supporters evidently believe that this is Mowbray’s time to step down as manager of this football club.
Although Mowbray has built this club from what it was almost four years ago to the day, many believe he has taken the club as far as he can.
With several candidates out there for Rovers to investigate, the club have got to see the bigger picture and think what’s best for the fans and the players rather than backing a manager who buckles under pressure far too often.
Ultimately, with the players Rovers have at hand, losing the previous three fixtures is not acceptable when the side looked so good in the chase for that final play off spot, which now seems to feel like gold dust to Blackburn fans.
And the far too familiar story of getting within touching distance then slipping away after a poor run of form is harming the fans backing of Tony Mowbray.
Is it time to go?
No Nyambe, no party
With just six months left on his contract, Ryan Nyambe seems to have dropped off the face of the earth. With no feature in the match day squad for the Namibian full-back, questions were raised as to his whereabouts.
Mowbray reported in his post match interview that there is no injury for Nyambe nor is there any reason he has been left out against Barnsley other than some players miss out sometimes.
Admittedly, Nyambe hasn’t been at his best in recent weeks, and that comes down to form. But, for Nyambe to be dropped from the match day squad when his replacement hasn’t played a game since his 12 minute feature against Derby in September, is baffling.
Nyambe fans will be wondering whether a new contract will be offered to the 23-year-old as his time at Rovers could be heading rapidly to a close.