Blackburn boss Owen Coyle insists he must take responsibility for the club’s recent run of poor form.
Rovers are currently languishing in the bottom three of the Championship following a run of four straight defeats, the most recent of which was a 2-0 away loss against Barnsley on Boxing Day.
The Blue and Whites have collected just 20 points from their 23 league matches so far this season and Coyle concedes he is ultimately accountable for the team’s struggles this term.
“When all is said and done, when you don’t get the points you know what comes with it as a manager, the criticism from people, and I understand that,” the 50-year-old told reporters.
“I take that accountability and responsibility head on.” Blackburn have been notoriously slow starters in recent weeks, conceding the first goal in each of their last five matches, and Coyle admits they must improve that record sooner rather than later.
Coyle added: “We are chasing our tails every week. We’re going behind, and although we’re chasing the game well with the amount of chances we’ve created we need to start going in front.”
The Lancashire outfit are next in action when they take on promotion-chasers Huddersfield Town at the John Smith’s Stadium on New Year’s Eve.
Coyle’s men are priced at 4.50 to win the match, while the Terriers are available at 1.80 and the draw is on offer at 3.50.