Blackburn Rovers midfielder Corry Evans states that he wants the club to achieve promotion back into the Premier League in the new Championship season. After being relegated to the second division of English football two years ago, Blackburn have been struggling to find consistent form that would enable them to compete in a play-off match or even qualify automatically to the top division. Their first season in the Championship after long time ended almost in a fight against relegation, while last season they finished a disappointing mid-table place.
A threat for the play-offs or even the automatic places never materialised throughout the campaign, but Evans says that he wants this to change in the new campaign. Last season, the club finished the campaign on a 12 match unbeaten run. Should they continue this in the new campaign, they could very well be in a position to finish in the top sides towards the end of the campaign. The club start the new season with a home match against Cardiff, who have just been relegated from the Premier League. Hence, this is a difficult match for Gary Bowyer’s men.
Upcoming matches against the likes of Blackpool, Norwich, and Wolverhampton Wanderers also look potentially tricky fixtures for the 1992 Premier League champions.
“We’re wanting to get promotion, be it automatic or through the play-offs; that’s our goal. It’s really everyone’s goal in this division because anyone can beat anyone. But I think the experience we had as a team last year gelled us well. We know our style and we know the way we want to play. Hopefully we can put that into good practice this year. It’s important we start with a bang and put a marker down for where we go from there,” said the former Hull City midfielder ahead of the new season.