BARRY’S WORK IS CUT OUT FOR HIM
IN TRUTH this was an abject Blackpool display with the Seasiders never really mounting a serious threat on goal.
A lack of creativity belied their attacking spirit in the early stages when they had resembled something of a 4-2-4 formation that gave them some initial promise.
But whether Blackpool dropped deeper or Blackburn forced them into committing less men forward the end result was the same.
Rovers looked solid at the back and from there built an attacking platform that gave their wingers chance to run at a Blackpool defence already lacking confidence.
And despite not creating a plethora of opportunities, they did enough to merit the win without ever being in any real danger of conceding.
However, this level of performance won’t be enough to see them into the play-offs although the deadline day signing of Craig Conway from Cardiff could give them fresh impetus, while Barry Ferguson has plenty to do in the Seasiders hot seat.
HEADS I WIN: Blackburn Rovers’ Grant Hanley scores their second goal. Inset: Rudy Gestede takes on the defence