Blackburn manager Paul Lambert keen to move on from defeat

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Blackburn manager Paul Lambert says his side players not dwell on the 1-0 defeat against Reading on Sunday.

The loss at the Madejski Stadium brought to an end Rovers’ eight-match unbeaten run and it was also the first time that Lambert had suffered defeat since taking charge at Ewood Park in November.

Danny Williams’ first-half strike proved to be the difference between the two sides and the defeat leaves the Blue and Whites in 14th position in the Championship table, six points off the final play-off places.

Lambert was pleased with the performance levels of his players and he believes they could easily have won the match had they taken some their goalscoring opportunities.

He told reporters: “Everybody is disappointed to lose but it is important that we don’t dwell on it, we have to let it go.
“We can’t take anything away from the strike because it was a brilliant goal. But we had big moments when we could have scored a couple in the first half when we dominated the game.”

The former Aston Villa boss is keen to move on from the loss and is fully focused on helping Rovers return to winning ways in their next match against league leaders Middlesbrough at Ewood Park on Saturday.

He continued: “The lads have been on a terrific run of form, there’s nothing to be too down, we lost the game but we’ll bounce back next Saturday.”

Rovers are unbeaten in their last four matches against Boro and a victory would boost their chances of challenging for promotion, as they are currently available at 21.00 to return to the top flight.

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