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Defeat to Wigan in December turning point at Blackburn

Blackburn Rovers striker Jason Roberts has pinpointed the loss to Wigan in December as the turning point for the club this season.

Roberts believes it is the moment he knew that the Rovers would be in a precarious position for the rest of the season.

"That game for me was the watershed moment. I think it was the first time I realised how much trouble we could be in," he told the Lancashire Telegraph.

"It was a dreadful game and one of the lowest points of the entire season. Walking off the pitch, I think we all realised how much hard work was ahead.

"You can't put your finger on what went wrong and why it went wrong, but things just didn't happen for us. There was a big away support and we let people down.

"There was a very low feeling at that point but we have lifted ourselves since and remain confident we can get out of this."



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