Consistent defensive selections working well for Rovers following Barnsley draw

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Over the course of Tony Mowbray’s tenure at Blackburn Rovers, the consistency of his team selections have come under the spotlight.

Numerous changes from match to match have left supporters frustrated over the last four-and-a-half years, and the lack of changes this season has shown why.

Although the possibility of changes this season has been minimal due to the lack of squad depth, the consistent defensive selections have seen Rovers reap the rewards.

Thomas Kaminski, Darragh Lenihan, Daniel Ayala and Harry Pickering have been ever-presents in the Rovers defence this season, with Ryan Nyambe only not chosen due to injury rather than tactical selections.

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This was evident in the Barnsley draw. Although the lack of attacking threat was evident and frustrating, the defensive aspect of our game was positive and a second consecutive clean sheet is never a bad thing.

Going forward, there was issues and we will see them across this season without an Adam Armstrong-like striker, but I believe we should take the positives of the season so far into account.

We’re in the top six after losing a 30-goal a season striker and we’ve seen a lot of academy graduates play. There’s little to grumble about given our pre-season expectations.

We know from past experience it might not last, but let’s enjoy the strong start and take each match as it comes.

Thanks for reading.

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