This is where we really struggle, reveals Blackburn legend

Kevin Gallacher has revealed where Blackburn Rovers have struggled in the Championship this season.

Rovers have started the season in good, if not impressive, form, sitting perfectly mid table - just four points off of the play-off places.

Four wins and four losses from 11 games have seen them take points off of Wigan and Bournemouth, but also lose to promoted League One sides Rotherham and Wolves.

The goalscoring exploits of Jordan Rhodes have continued into this campaign, with the Scottish forward netting four goals, whilst Rudy Gestede has stepped out of the shadows to score five in nine games.

The Lancashire-based side look a good bet for a promotion push at this early stage of the season, and they will be looking to continue their form following the impending international break, with tough games against a number of teams ahead of them in the division coming up.

And whilst the games against the stronger opposition have not troubled Rovers this season, former Blackburn forward Kevin Gallacher - who won the Premier League with Rovers in 1995 - has expressed his disappointment with the failure to defeat weaker opposition - such as Huddersfield Town, who claimed a 0-0 draw at Ewood Park on Saturday.

Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph, Gallacher said: “We should have beaten Huddersfield on Saturday.

“It’s frustrating because when it comes to the lesser sides, like Huddersfield and like Rotherham in the game beforehand, it seems like Blackburn tend to struggle.”

Despite winning just three games, Rovers sit well within the reaches of the top of the table, and Gallacher is relieved that no one club is taking the initiative in the title race.

He added: “Luckily everyone else is struggling to put a string of results together too.

“Look at Norwich, the team at the very top of the table.

“They have got only 21 points from a possible total of 33.

“At this stage no side is driving away with the league.

“That said the gap will only become bigger if Blackburn continue to drop points from games they should be winning.

“I wouldn’t say that is particularly the case for the games we’ve got remaining in October – they are all pretty difficult.

“They have shown they can take points off what people would call the bigger teams this season – Cardiff, Wigan and Fulham – and the fascinating thing about the Championship is that it is such a tough league and such a tough league to predict.”

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