The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE -

BLACK­BURN Rovers came into the new cam­paign as favourites for the League One ti­tle. But an open­ing day de­feat at Southend United showed Tony Mow­bray’s side that noth­ing can be taken for granted at this level.

Their tal­ent must be matched by a tena­cious at­ti­tude if a top-two fin­ish is to be se­cured.

Southend’s star names showed them how it’s done as Michael Kightly’s cre­ative qual­i­ties were matched by his work rate.

On this show­ing, Southend are likely to again be push­ing for the top six this sea­son.

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