Blackburn’s manager Paul Lambert delighted to win ugly

Blackburn Rovers manager Paul Lambert

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Paul Lambert says it is important his Blackburn Rovers side have shown the ability to win games in which they do not play well.

Rovers scraped a 1-0 win over Rotherham United at Ewood Park on Friday, a result that helped move them to within four points of the Championship play-off places.

Luke Hyam’s first half own-goal was all that separated the two sides in a game that lacked any real semblance of quality at Ewood Park but Lambert said it was exactly the type of win required if Rovers want to get out of the Championship.

“It is the sign of a good side if you can do that and in this division sometimes you won’t play well at all,” Lambert told Rovers Player.

“I’ve been in the game long enough to know that you can’t play well every time.
“The lads were running on empty at the end but it is a big three points. It was massive. The game wasn’t good for us, but the result was top class.”

The win over Rotherham means Blackburn have now picked up 10 points from four games since Lambert arrived to replace Gary Bowyer last month.

Although the race for play-off positions is congested to say the least, the Scot is content that his side have at least closed the gap since he took over.

The front five in the Championship standings are threating to get away from the chasing pack for Lambert has his eye firmly fixed on sixth place and the opportunity it would give his team.

“We’ve had some hard games and they’ve made a big run at it to try and get near the last position in the playoffs,” Lambert added.

“There are so many teams competing for it and we’ve come in at a time when we were a lot of points behind.
“But three wins and a draw is excellent form and back-to-back wins is really good.”

Blackburn are 17.00 to be promoted to the Premier League this season.

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