Tony Mowbray: An ‘accolade’ for Blackburn to compete with ‘physical power’ and depth of West Brom

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The Rovers manager was proud of his team despite being admittedly disappointed with a point

Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray believes his young side deserve great credit for going toe-to-toe with the ‘physical power’ of a number of the West Brom players in Monday’s 0-0 draw.

Mowbray, who was in charge at the Hawthorns between 2006-2009 also added that it makes for incredibly tough planning when facing the Baggies due to their vast strength in depth.

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“Listen, West Brom, if you look at their squad - we have a board with the opposition team on it and we try and pick the team on,” explained the 58-year-old.

“They must have had 15 players that you would consider as first team players that could have played in this team.

“They are a team with parachute payments and out of the Premier League only a few years ago.

“This is a team of boys, we are a very young team.

“For them to come here and stand up to Andy Carroll and the physical power of their central defenders an defend like we did and threaten them like we did is quite an accolade for them.”

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