Tony Mowbray delighted with Rovers togetherness


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Blackburn Rovers coach Tony Mowbray admits he was pleased to see everyone involved with the club happy as they finished their campaign with a win.

Rovers had already booked their place in the automatic spots last month but they still had a chance of winning the title if Wigan Athletic failed to win on the final day.

Mowbray’s men did their job as they beat Oxford United 2-1 thanks to goals from Darragh Lenihan and substitute Jack Payne.

Wigan also won on the final day but 27,000 fans packed into Ewood Park to celebrate their return to the Championship at the first time of asking. Mowbray will start planning for life in the second tier and he was delighted to see the stadium rocking after their 28th win of the season.

He told the club’s official website: “Ewood was bouncing and today we showed that Blackburn Rovers are back. It’s a great celebration and the players deserve great credit for digging in.

“After the first 11 games we’ve really been excellent. We will try and build again for the Championship to give ourselves a really good chance. Let’s see how the summer goes.

“We should enjoy today and our fans were incredible today. Give Oxford credit, they came and played some good football.

“Today showed what this club is all about and it’s an opportunity to use this momentum for next season. The Championship is almost a second Premier League now with the teams in there.

“But we’re going there next season to see if we can get in the top 10. We’ll look to recruit well in the summer and see how we go.”

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