Gary Bowyer pleased with Blackburn Rovers progress

Blackburn boss Gary Bowyer

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Blackburn boss Gary Bowyer believes his side are coming to the boil nicely after another solid display in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw at Bury.

Winger Craig Conway was on the scoresheet for the Championship outfit, netting a stunning effort from 25-yards on 65 minutes after Tom Pope had put the home side ahead in the first half.

The match was Rovers’ penultimate friendly before the new Championship campaign kicks off, with them due to face Wigan on Saturday.

Despite losing to Rochdale last month, Bowyer’s men have otherwise been unbeaten this summer and will be confident of taking their form into their opening match of the season against Wolves on August 8 at Ewood Park.

The boss admits he was pleased with his side’s showing at Gigg Lane and feels their hard work in pre-season is starting to show.

“It was another good workout for us and another good 90 minutes under their belts,” Bowyer told the club’s official website. “You can certainly see from the weekend that we’ve stepped it up a level, both in terms of our tempo with and without the ball, and our fitness levels. The players are really looking sharp now.

“I’m also pleased with the fact that we have come through the game unscathed with injuries.”

Rovers are currently 2.38 to win their opening match, with the draw 3.20 and Wolves 3.00.

After finishing ninth last season, they are also being tipped as an outside shot to be promoted, currently priced at 10.00 to go up, while they are 26.00 to win the Championship outright.

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