“We must win. We can’t hide from the situation. A draw is not enough; we must win.” Those were the unequivocal words of José Gomes as he looked ahead to our home fixture against Blackburn Rovers this Wednesday.
Rovers lie comfortably clear of relegation danger, but in all likelihood a bit too far removed from the play-off places for promotion to be a realistic prospect for this season. But Gomes is expecting Blackburn to offer just as tough a test as any side that have visited this season.
“It sounds like I am repeating the same thing, but it is the truth: we don’t have easy games in the Championship,” he continued.
“All of the teams are strong – they have different football philosophies, but all of the teams are strong.
“We cannot say that this game will be easy as they aren’t playing for anything. No – we cannot say this about any team.
“Blackburn are strong and they are fighting for another target. They can dream about that – that is their problem; our problem is different.
“We need points. And not just one point; we need to play to score and score and score to get the three points.”
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