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Boss' Northampton Frustration

Boss' Northampton Frustration

Blackburn extended the unbeaten run in League One. However, this continued with Rovers having to settle for a point against struggling Northampton at Ewood Park.

Failure to match Shrewsbury's win at Portsmouth means the Shrews returned to the second automatic promotion spot, which Blackburn had claimed last time round on goal difference.

Despite the first half dominance it was Northampton that went into half time in front when John-Joe O'Toole had the Cobblers ahead.

Richard O'Donnell was beaten in the visitors' net though when Danny Graham headed in Dominic Samuel's cross for his 10th of the season with 15 minutes to play - Blackburn couldn't find that winner.

Tony Mowbray was obviously disappointed as he wanted all three points, something the boss felt were warranted as Rovers were better on the afternoon than we had been as Sixfields in the reverse meeting, which was won.

'We knocked on the door a lot and restricted Northampton to very few chances, they maybe had one in the second half,' Mowbray told the Official Website.

'It was frustrating not to get what we deserved from the game because we worked extremely hard. I'm disappointed. We were miles better today than we were against Northampton last month. It happens in football, you can't score three every week. We got the ball into good enough positions to score today, but it didn't fall for us and that's the way it went.'

As much as you want to, you can't win them all. Despite the control Blackburn showed, Mowbray felt Northampton did deserve some credit and he'll take this draw 'on the chin' and move on.

Mowbray added: 'I think we were dominant during the first half as well, it just didn`t break for us. You have to take days like these on the chin, you can't win every game. We deserved to win today but credit to Northampton, we felt we were in control and that's what's frustrating.'

Another worry was the injury to Charlie Mulgrew, who was forced off with just 15 minutes played.

In another interview with the Official Website, Mowbray said he 'don't know' how bad the injury was but confirmed the Scottish international would go for a scan.

He said: 'He'll go for a scan; I think it's his ankle but we'll wait and see. We're disappointed because he's been fantastic for us this season. Charlie has been a real leader and star in the team. We'll see what the damage is.'

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Date:Monday January 29 2018
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