Tony Mowbray effect in full swing at Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray before the match

Rovers are unbeaten in the four games the new manager has taken charge of, and remain out of the relegation zone.

Blackburn Rovers manager Tony MowbrayBlackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray

Derrick Williams' 90th minute equaliser to salvage a point for Blackburn Rovers against Cardiff City showed just how far they've come in a short space of time under new manager Tony Mowbray.

The Championship strugglers have now extended their unbeaten run to four matches and fully deserved their point against Cardiff, with Neil Warnock's Bluebirds under the cosh for large portions of the match.

Quite simply, if Owen Coyle was still in charge of Blackburn, it's very likely that the club would have lost this match - and indeed, probably the others Mowbray's taken charge of - and would be preparing for League One.

While there's still 11 games to go for Blackburn, Mowbray has made an outstanding start at Ewood Park as he tries his best to keep Rovers in a division he knows so well from his time at West Bromwich Albion and Middlesbrough.

Blackburn manager Tony Mowbray and Elliott Bennett celebrate after the matchBlackburn manager Tony Mowbray and Elliott Bennett celebrate after the match

While there is a lot of off-field turmoil at the club, the owners have made a very shrewd appointment in Mowbray that should keep them in the division, and maybe even see them grow in stature for next season.

For now, it's very much one game at a time for Rovers, but under Mowbray, Blackburn have stopped being the pushovers they were just a few weeks ago, and fans will be hoping that continues. 

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