Since relegation in the 2011-12 season, a once Premier League winning Blackburn Rovers outfit has been absent from England’s top division, even suffering a season in League 1 in 2017/18.
At present, Rovers sit eighth, level on points with Middlesborough but having played an extra game. Entering the last six fixtures, Tony Mowbray’s side is in somewhat poor form, with one win, two draws, and two losses in their past five, although may fancy their chances with a relatively kind run-in.
Blackburn’s remaining games include trips to Peterborough, Preston, and Birmingham, whilst they welcome Bournemouth, Stoke, and Blackpool to Ewood Park. Although not easy, compared to some of their rivals, Mowbray will see an opportunity to put points on the board, with this season the Rovers’ best chance in years to secure a top-six finish.
The breakout story at Ewood Park this season has seen Chilean forward Ben Breton-Diaz reach 20 league goals before the end of 2021, despite being given 1000/1 odds of reaching the milestone across the season prior to the campaign. After a stellar first half of the season, the forward has been hampered by injuries, still yet to score his 21st league goal.
Mowbray is hopeful Breton-Diaz will return for the remaining games, with the talisman finding his shooting boots potentially instrumental if the Rovers are to earn a play-off spot this season.