UK time is: 03:21:08
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Appleton spots signs of encouragement

On a night when Brighton put seemingly endless pressure on an overworked Blackburn Rovers defence, it will be viewed as a relief that the away side came away with a point from a very tough encounter against an inform Albion.

And with Michael Appleton now looking towards the glamour FA Cup tie against Arsenal it seems last night's long spells without possession could be seen as ideal preparation for taking one of English football's big boys.

'It's an ideal warm-up. We'll have to concede a lot of territory against Arsenal but we want to be part of an attractive tie,' Appleton told BBC Lancashire.

'Our quality was not a good as when we played Ipswich last Saturday but, as the away side, we're bound to be a lot happier with the result than Brighton.

'Six or seven weeks ago we would have lost a game like that 4-1 or 5-1. There's more about us now.

'We had to deal with a lot of balls in the box and we showed a lot of steel.'

And the Rovers again reiterated the need to forget about the dreaded 'play-off' talk with still a decent number of games left to play.

Appleton added - 'It would be different if we had six games to play, but we have 15 matches to go with a lot to play this month.

'We are a work in progress at the minute. Our work ethic not to lose is good and important and we have enough quality to win away games.'


Wise words indeed.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday February 13 2013

Time: 1:16PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
You can sense that things are slowly falling into place - it's going to be gradual but sorting the defence out was always going to be the first step.
Mikey Delap
Report Abuse
14/02/2013 11:42:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Rovers At Home Again (Monday January 26 2015)

No Rhode To Swansea (Monday January 26 2015)

Cardiff City Trip Rearranged (Monday January 26 2015)

Could We Go All The Way?? (Sunday January 25 2015)

Paying The Price (Sunday January 25 2015)

Bowyer: It's A Good Feeling (Sunday January 25 2015)

Blackburn MotM v Swansea? (Sunday January 25 2015)

FA Cup - Blackburn 3-1 Swansea (Sunday January 25 2015)

Stats: Blackburn v Swansea (Saturday January 24 2015)

Archived Blackburn Rovers Articles

List All Vital Blackburn Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. dallydally 41
2. Walker 18
3. roverjoy 16
4. rover50 13
5. rovers2011 11
6. Rye of the Rovers 8
7. marshinrover 3
8. Tombo1984 2
9. cboyer 2
10. ptholt 1

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
7. Wolves 27 12 8 7 -2 44
8. Norwich 27 12 7 8 16 43
9. Sheff Wed 26 9 10 7 -2 37
10. Blackburn 26 9 9 8 1 36
11. Birmingham 26 9 8 9 -8 35
12. Forest 27 8 10 9 -2 34
13. Cardiff 26 9 7 10 -3 34

Breaking League News

Hooiveld Does Make Den Move
Millwall : 26/01/2015 21:28:00
RUFC - Evans Not Sure If Pringle Will Stay
Rotherham : 26/01/2015 20:09:00
LUFC Bamba - Easy decision to join Leeds
Leeds Utd : 26/01/2015 20:06:00
Another boring cup draw for Royals
Reading : 26/01/2015 19:56:00
Derby Host Reading
Derby County : 26/01/2015 19:47:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Derby v Blackburn
Suggested By:  
Blackburn win 34%
Derby win 0%
Draw 66%