Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray believes his players are starting to flex their League One muscles after they came from behind to beat Bristol Rovers 2-1 on Saturday.
Mowbray’s men secured their third League One victory in a week as they came from a goal down to beat the Pirates, with Charlie Mulgrew and Dominic Samuel grabbing the goals.
The result has also seen Rovers move up to fifth in the standings and they have at least a game in hand on all the sides above them in the table.
Mowbray believes Blackburn’s latest victory has to be seen as a signal of intent going into the rest of the season and he insists everyone in the division should now fear his side.
“It’s a pleasing result,” he told the club website.
“In games like these, you have to find a way of winning. We’re starting to flex our muscles now and show teams that Blackburn Rovers are a team to be feared.”
Next up for Rovers is an away clash with Lancashire rivals Blackpool on Tuesday and Mowbray is hoping his side can build on their recent run of form and continue to close the gap on the teams at the top of the standings.
“Let’s hope we can keep building, growing and getting stronger,” the 54-year-old added.
“Let’s keep going and see how many points we can get. The table is closing up now and we’ve got Blackpool away on Tuesday, which is a chance to close it even more.”
Blackburn are bidding to secure promotion at the first time of asking following their relegation from the Championship last season, and they are priced at 5.25 to claim the League One title come the end of the campaign.