Gary Bowyer: Blackburn manager 'relieved' after first win

Gary Bowyer
Gary Bowyer became permanent Blackburn boss in May 2013

Blackburn manager Gary Bowyer has said he and his squad are "relieved" after winning their first game of the season.

Rovers moved out of the Championship relegation zone following a 3-0 home victory over Charlton on Saturday.

"Our first feeling is a sense of relief," Bowyer, 44, told BBC Radio Lancashire. "We're happy because our performances have deserved more than we've got.

"It's been a long time coming and we're delighted for the supporters."

The win at Ewood Park, inspired by Jordan Rhodes' two goals, saw Rovers move up to 19th in the table.

It rounded off a week which saw them lose at Fulham and draw with QPR and Bowyer said he believed his side could now find some momentum.

"If I was rating our three performances this week, I'd actually put this third," he added.

"We won't get carried away because it's only one win. It doesn't get any easier as we've got Hull and Ipswich in our next two games, but we have to use today and build on it."

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