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FOR­MER Black­burn Rovers de­fender Tony Gale be­lieves the de­ci­sion to sack boss Gary Bowyer was harsh.

The 44-year-old, to­gether with four mem­bers of his back­room staff, left Ewood Park on Tues­day with Black­burn 16th in the Cham­pi­onship ta­ble, 48 hours af­ter Kit Sy­mons was dis­missed by Ful­ham.

Rovers have been un­der a trans­fer em­bargo for fail­ing to com­ply with Fi­nan­cial Fair Play rules and Gale, who won the Premier League with the club in 1995, felt Bowyer de­served more time.

“I was sad to see Gary go,” said Gale.“He could not sign play­ers in the sum­mer.There was a sense even among the fans that they did not want him. They want a big­ger name. But Gary did a great job. He got them out of tur­moil. I think the club were harsh in fir­ing him.”

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