Coyle finds positives from Cardiff defeat

Blackburn manager Owen Coyle

Blackburn lost their third game of the season yesterday away at Cardiff City.

Blackburn manager Owen CoyleBlackburn manager Owen Coyle has found some positives from last night's defeat

Speaking to the Lancashire TelegraphOwen Coyle has managed to find some positives from Blackburn's disappointing 2-1 defeat to Cardiff City, and one of them isn't that Shane Duffy will be suspended for their clash against Burton.

Blackburn defender Duffy had an abysmal night in south Wales, quickly becoming a fan favourite with the Bluebirds after netting twice for the home side, before rounding off his performance by getting sent off in stoppage time.

Duffy, who has been linked with a move away from Ewood Park in recent weeks, with Sunderland and West Brom among the favourites to sign the player according to Bet Victor, intensified speculation that he is set to leave the club by turning down a new contract earlier this week.

Blackburn's Shane DuffyBlackburn's Shane Duffy bagged a brace at the wrong end last night

His own goals last night mean he has now scored three times into his own net in little over four days, a return that would put him joint top scorer in the Championship.

But despite his calamitous display, Owen Coyle has sought to salvage some positives from the result away in the Welsh capital, particularly the Blue and Whites second half performance.

Blackburn's Shane Duffy scores his second own goal and Cardiff's secondShane Duffy scores his second own goal

“A number of the boys stood up to be counted, they kept pushing on, trying to be brave in possession and create chances and second half, obviously it took us a period to get the goal, but we had no threat the other end from Cardiff.

“We just had to find that elusive goal to get up and running, which we did, and all of a sudden two or three half-chances went flying across the goal for the equaliser.

“So there were some positive aspects to take particularly from toward the end of the first half into the second half but moving forward we have to give ourselves a chance.

“I think second half it was a good reaction.”

Burton Albion manager Nigel CloughBurton Albion take on Blackburn on Saturday

Blackburn take on Burton Albion this weekend, who undoubtedly will be disappointed that Duffy will miss that clash through suspension. 

Burton picked up their first points in the Championship on Tuesday night, defeating Sheffield Wednesday in an impressive 3-1 win.


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