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Blackburn boss sets win target for play-offs – but Millwall can cut gap to them on Tuesday night

Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has urged his players not to dwell on Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Fulham – with in-form Millwall heading to Ewood Park on Tuesday night.

The Lions made it five wins in a row with Jake Cooper’s header clinching maximum points at Reading on Saturday.

Blackburn are fourth in the table but their South London opponents are only five points behind with a game in hand.

The fixture was due to be played last month but was called off just 45 minutes before kick-off – a decision which Millwall chief executive Steve Kavanagh described as “farcical”.

Mowbray told Blackburn’s official website: “We have to win five more games, maybe more than that, let’s not worry about what other teams do. We have three home games coming up and we hope to get good points from those home games.

“The nature of the goals we lost [at Fulham] were really, really disappointing for us.

“Mistakes are mistakes, you have to accept them sometimes. They don’t really deserve both goals, in my opinion, but you can’t be too critical because our goalkeeper’s been pretty good for us this season, keeping clean sheets and helping us win football matches.

“He [Kaminski] made one or two errors today, but at the same time, we’ve not really sucked the ball in their net. There’s no blame game here, it’s just unfortunate.

“We’re playing against a good side, of course we are. Fulham are top of the league for a reason, they have very talented players and an identity of playing.

“It was a difficult game for us, I thought we competed well, but it was hard to impose your style against a team like Fulham,”

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