Football - Bowyer takes positives from draw

Blackburn boss Gary Bowyer focused on the positives after watching his side draw 0-0 with Huddersfield, a result that means they have now gone three games since tasting victory.

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In a game of few chances, neither of the league's leading marksmen, Jordan Rhodes and James Vaughan, could find the net, though the Blackburn striker headed over his side's best chance in the first half.

Blackburn were indebted to goalkeeper Jake Kean late in the first half when he produced a fine save to thwart Adam Hammill's glancing header, and Bowyer was quick to praise Kean and Rhodes.

"For all our dominance in possession, our goalkeeper has made the best save of the game so we've got to give him credit for that. His concentration levels were fantastic," Bowyer said.

Commenting on the Rhodes miss, he said: "It was a hell of a ball in from Tom Cairney and he's (Rhodes) got too much on it.

"With his quality we're being greedy thinking it's a great chance but it isn't. He's done magnificently well in the last three games with his (broken) hand and the shape he's in but he hasn't moaned."

Despite failing to find the net, Bowyer was happy with his team's first shut-out of the season.

He said: "I'm happy with the clean sheet because it's our first of the season and that was against the leading goalscorer in the Championship, which was a positive for us.

"But at the other end I think for long spells we dominated the game in terms of possession. Crosses and shots stats weigh heavily in our favour but we haven't been cute enough in the final third.

"If you look at the game itself, Huddersfield changed their formation four times so that's a massive compliment to us and the air of disappointment around the place shows how far we've come so quickly with this young team."

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