Robbo: Rovers are on the up
PAUL Robinson says Blackburn are determined to keep bringing pride back to the club with an Easter Monday win at Birmingham after they failed to put lowly Yeovil to the sword.
The Rovers goalkeeper kept a clean sheet as Rovers stretched their unbeaten run to nine games despite missing out on the win which would have put them within touching distance of an all important play-off place.
But the former England man maintained the 1995 Premier League winners would be going all out to do just that on their trip to the Midlands while Yeovil manager Gary Johnson admitted the draw left the Glovers’ survival chances hanging by a thread.
“We have had highs and lows over the past three or four years and we are finally putting some pride back in this club,” Robinson said.“We are determined to end on a high and we are a team that’s full of confidence at the moment
“We wanted to get six points from these two games but Yeovil have played very well on the road and picked up some good results against the top five or six teams. Both teams went of it but now we have to go to Birmingham in a positive frame of mind because other results have gone our way and we are still in with a chance.
“We have to win there if we want something to fight for going into our last two games of the season.” Jason Lowe’s fourth minute daisy cutter struck the foot of the Yeovil post when he let fly from 25-yards.
Blackburn threatened again when Jordan Rhodes headed wide from Craig Conway’s cross and Rudy Gestede also failed to hit the target when he rose to meet a Conway corner.
Joe Ralls should have done better than lash a loose ball wide when he ran onto it eight yards from the Rovers goal. A Lowe cross then found the head of Rhodes deep inside the Yeovil penalty area with the marksman failing to keep his 40th-minute header down.
Glovers midfielder Liam Davis dragged his shot from the edge on the penalty area well wide of Robinson’s goal ten minutes into the second-half.
Tom Lawrence then almost conjured something when he curled a deflected effort closer to the upright with Rovers substitute Corry Evans doing no better from distance at the other end.
Robinson had to be alert to turn away Joel Grant’s strike when tried to steer one into the far corner soon after climbing off the Yeovil bench. And Tom Cairney couldn’t get any power behind his shot when he turned his man only to see Marek Stech gather comfortably for the visitors.
Yeovil boss Johnson said: “We’re still hanging on in there but I don’t know whether this point will be any good or not.
“Both teams needed the win and both teams tried to win it but if this was middle of the season that would have been a fantastic draw for us.
“We gave ourselves a chance to snatch it and we showed our fans we can compete away from home. I was really pleased.
“We’ve come away and got a point from a team that needed to win to be pushing for the Premier League. For little old Yeovil, that’s not bad.”
LETTING FLY: Blackburn Rovers’ Jason Lowe has a shot that hits the post
CHALLENGE: Jason Lowe