Quick read: Mowbray must take Reed out of the firing line

Harrison Reed has been a fine servant to Blackburn Rovers so far this season. The 24-year-old Southampton loanee’s work rate, diligence and commitment to the Championship outfit’s cause has seen him become a favourite of Tony Mowbray’s at Ewood Park.

However, Mowbray must now recognise the need to take the versatile midfielder out of the firing line. The Englishman has been a regular for Rovers this season, and has racked up three goals and five assists over the course of the campaign so far, but he has looked off the pace recently.

He has started four of the club’s last five league matches. Whilst, on each occasion, he has worked hard and covered plenty of ground, little of what he has tried has come off. A break for a few games would now be the best thing for Reed so that he can regroup and recover.

Mowbray could potentially then give 21-year-old Harry Chapman the opportunity to prove his worth out wide in Reed’s place.