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Despite lack of wins, Henning Berg confident ahead of Bolton clash

Alex Livesey

Henning Berg was officially unveiled as manager of Blackburn Rovers just a week after Dougie Freedman was announced by Bolton wanderers. In that time, both teams have played five Championship matches and both teams have won just one of those matches. That is where the similarities stop.

Where Dougie Freedman is still undefeated with a win against Cardiff and four consecutive draws, one of which was a clean sheet, Henning Berg is looking quite lowly. His side have won one, drawn one, and lost three of those five matches. Blackburn have not kept a clean sheet under Berg and are coming off a home loss to high-flying (currently fifth place in the table) Millwall.

Despite that run of form (or lack thereof), Berg is not too concerned about his team. He spoke in the Lancashire Telegraph ahead of tonight's Bolton Match:

"I would have been more concerned if the performances had not been good.

"I think we have made improvements during my reign in terms of our play. The first game against Palace was not the way we would like it to be, both in terms of performance and result. Huddersfield away and Birmingham we were playing well without winning games.

"Of course we are looking to improve in the final third and make sure we are winning games that we are dominating football wise. Against Peterborough we did that. The quality in the final third was to a standard and a level to win the game.

"Millwall was a little bit like the Huddersfield game. I think in the second half we were doing quite well without having the quality in the final third to win the game. The biggest difference on that day."

Under Henning Berg, Blackburn are still searching for a home win (they have had one loss and one draw at Ewood park) while Bolton Wanderers are looking for something more than one point away.

Blackburn are 10th in the table to Bolton's 17th and are six points above the Trotters.