Paul Lambert: Break will benefit Blackburn

Blackburn Rovers manager Paul Lambert

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Boss Paul Lambert believes the international break has come at the perfect time for his Blackburn side following a gruelling few months.

The Lancashire outfit claimed a 1-0 win at Brentford on Saturday courtesy of Shane Duffy’s fine strike and although some of their players will now be heading off with their countries, the majority will have a much deserved few days off.

Lambert’s men have already played six times in March while FA Cup commitments also meant they had the same amount of games in February.

However, Rovers will now not be in action until April 2 when they face local rivals Preston North End at Ewood Park before a trip to Sheffield Wednesday three days later.

It has been another inconsistent campaign for Blackburn who are currently firmly entrenched in mid-table.

Although they are 201.00 to be relegated, a poor run of results could see them drop down towards the bottom three and Lambert will be keen for his players to return from their time away fit and refreshed.

The Scot admits that his side’s schedule has made life difficult for his stretched squad in recent weeks and believes time off will benefit them as they look to end the campaign on a high.

“They deserve the break,” he told the club’s official website. “I know some lads have to go with their international teams which is a great honour.

“But to have played 11 games in 30-odd days, they deserve their break.”

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