Bowyer hails ‘brave’ Rovers

Blackburn caretaker manager Gary Bowyer wanted to praise his

side after their crucial victory at Millwall rather than discuss

contentious refereeing decisions.

Rovers hugely eased their relegation worries with a 2-1 victory

at the Den, fighting back having been a goal behind at half-time,

and bagging the three points when Jordan Rhodes scored from the

spot with 12 minutes left.

Referee Gavin Ward gave the spot-kick after deciding Danny

Shittu had tripped Grant Hanley in the area but Millwall were

adamant that the Blackburn man had dived.

However, Bowyer said: “I thought it was a great run from Hanley,

he deserves credit for that and, from where I stood, I jumped up

because I thought it was a penalty.

“I don’t think we should be talking about that. We should be

talking about our second-half performance and how brave my players

were. Some you get, some you don’t.”

Blackburn are now five points clear of the drop zone with only

two games left but Bowyer is in no mood to relax.

“Are we safe?” he said. “No. It’s crazy with 56 points but no,

we aren’t.”