Tony Mowbray admits it was not a vintage performance from Blackburn, but Monday’s 2-0 victory over Bury saw them move to the top of the League One standings for the first time this season.
Rovers were left frustrated for large spells of the match at Ewood Park, but second-half goals from Danny Graham and Adam Armstong secured the victory that lifted them above both Shrewsbury and Wigan in the standings, although they have played more games than both those sides.
Mowbray admitted after the match that his side had struggled to break down a resilient Bury, although he acknowledged that results are more important than performances at this stage of the season.
“They made it difficult to get through their lines and it was a bit frustrating for us because we’re generally more fluent than that.
Credit to Bury because they’re working hard and fighting for their lives,” Mowbray was quoted as saying on Sky Sports.
“For us it was ultimately just about getting the result. It’s three points in the bag and now we move onto the next game.”
Blackburn’s stint at the top of the table may only last 24 hours, as second-place Shrewsbury can return to the summit if they beat Gillingham on Tuesday.
Rovers are not back in action until Saturday when they travel to the Bescot Stadium to take on Walsall.
Mowbray will be hoping his side can secure what would be a third-straight victory during that match and they are priced at 1.83 to achieve that feat, while Walsall are available at 4.33 and the draw is on offer at 3.50.