That's How You Answer Back!!!
Blackburn Rovers manager Mark Hughes has answered back to those that had suggested Rovers' season had gone "off track."
The end to 2007 was VERY poor for Rovers as we only won once in nine games and slipped away from the top six towards midtable, as well as crashing out of the Carling Cup and the FA Cup, all of which led many to suggest that our season was slipping away. However, we have now won our last three matches and are just three points away from a Champions League place, so Hughes has answered back these critics, but insists that he was NEVER worried about things.
Hughes said: "We played some great stuff earlier in the season and we had a spell where we didn't hit those heights, and as a consequence we lost games.
"People were viewing it as a massive slump and our season being over, and lo and behold, we win three games and we're now three points off a Champions League place.
"We've looked at the averages over the last few years and set targets this year and we're where we hoped we would be at this stage.
"I keep telling people it's unrealistic for us to win every game because we haven't got the strength in depth to do that. But we'll try to keep key players fit and hope players come in and have a positive impact for us, such as Jason Roberts."
It is Middlesbrough on Saturday, victory in this match (depending on other results) could see us climb even higher, and even closer to this Champions League place.
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