Blackburn Rovers defender Tommy Spurr-ing on Bowyer

Tommy Spurr Blackburn Rovers defender

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Blackburn Rovers defender Tommy Spurr insists the players are right behind manager Gary Bowyer and is confident the team will pick up their first win sooner rather than later.

It has been a disappointing start to the season for the Lancashire club, who are yet to taste victory after their first five Championship games.

Three draws against Huddersfield Town, Cardiff City and Bolton Wanderers have left the team with just three points so far and they are languishing down in 21st place in the table, just above the relegation zone by goal difference.

The loss of Rudy Gestede to Aston Villa this summer appears to have had a big impact and the early injury picked up by Scotland international Jordan Rhodes has also been a blow.

The latter has been subject of interest throughout the transfer window but, despite the advances of Middlesbrough, the club are standing firm on their stance not to sell the striker.

Reports did emerge after the defeat to Brighton on August 22 that Bowyer had been sacked as manager but these rumours were quickly dismissed. However, the pressure is certainly on the Englishman right now.

The squad do have some time to work on the training ground due to the international break and Spurr insists the players are fully behind the manager.

“It is going to come and we’re all confident it’s going to happen – the players and the manager,” he said. “We’re all behind him and we’re all buying into what him and his staff are trying to do – and I think we have showed that in the last three games, especially. We’ve given it everything.”

Blackburn return to Championship action on September 13 when they travel to Fulham and the Cottagers are 2.38 favourites, a draw is 3.20 and Rovers are a 3.00 shot.

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