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Ben Brereton continued his brilliant start to the season scoring his 17th goal to help Blackburn Rovers produce one of the close football scores of the weekend in the Championship. In a game where the water on the pitch makes it tough to play football, Blackburn grinds out a win against their local rivals. Brereton scored the only goal early in the second half with a header enough to seal the three points.

Managers Reaction

Blackburn’s Tony Mowbray: “We had to manage the conditions. This week we had to manage a pitch where the ball going to stick sometimes, so be careful what you do and how you pass it. The difficulty is preparing the football match and half an hour before kick-off you have to scrap everything and tell them to put it behind their full-backs and Brereton and (Reda) Khadra have to run after it, as basic as that really.”

Preston’s Frankie McAvoy: “I thought that was a bit of quality in the game, (it) went against us. I didn’t think there was much in the game at all between the two teams. I think we probably had more of the ball and more of the chances. They might have had one or two more on target than we had. We get an opportunity with Alan Browne bursting through in the first half, which was a great ball from Ched (Evans) to penetrate in behind, and I think the water holds the ball up.”

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