Blackburn Rovers have lofty ambitions of returning to the Premier League this season, but inconsistent form at the start of the season is threatening to cost them an automatic promotion spot. Under the managerial reign of Gary Bowyer, the team has had three wins in the last five matches. However, they have also suffered two defeats during the same period and this inconsistent form places them just 10th in the table already several points behind leaders Nottingham Forest. There are still several matches left in the Championship season, but midfielder Corry Evans says that it is vital to find consistent form in order to get automatic promotion.
Inconsistent teams rarely find themselves closer to the top two places. They may have to settle for a play-off place, while in some cases it may also not be available. After a lot of struggles in the last two seasons, Blackburn finally appear to have a steady team that manager Bowyer can rely upon. Despite transfer rumours surrounding star names like Jordan Rhodes, Blackburn ended up keeping most of the important players during the summer. They will be aware that this situation may not last long since the parachute payments from the Premier League are set to run out soon.
Evans has been a key player and has played in all of the league matches this campaign. “The nature of this league is there are so many good teams who all think they can go and get promoted this year. I think it’s the toughest it’s been for a number of years and so it’s just about finding the consistency. The teams who have the most consistency usually come out on top – and we definitely have to find that. We have got to go to Fulham on Saturday and try and pick up points and get back to winning ways,” said Evans.