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1 March 2016

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Paul Lambert admits there'll be little in the way of surprises when Rovers take on Middlesbrough at Ewood Park this evening.

The two sides last met less than four weeks ago with the match at the Riverside ending all square after David Nugent's late goal cancelled out Jordi Gomez's opener.

The Rovers boss knows it won't be easy against the promotion-chasers, but insists it is important that the home side maintain their recent form.

"It does help because you've not long played them and you know roughly what to expect and what personnel you are going to come up against," said the Scot.

"Of late we've been happy with the way that we have played in a few of the games, but we are up against a really good side who are trying to get out of the league and had a really good result themselves down at Fulham.

"So it will be a tough game, a really tough game, but we are playing well enough to get the result, it is important to try and keep the form going."

Whilst the Ewood chief has been pleased with the way the team has been performing of late, he believes the corresponding fixture with Middlesbrough is a prime example of a display that deserved more points than they got.

Rovers dominated for long spells last month at the Riverside, but had to settle for a share of the points.

He added: "I think there have been certain games where we have played well but come away with nothing. If we'd have had a little bit of luck on our side at certain times then we would have got better results.

"I thought we should have got more at Middlesbrough and we definitely should have gotten something from Derby.

"So if we'd have got those extra few points there we would have been healthier but it never happened.

"But that is football, you can never predict what is going to happen, but if we can keep trying to do what we are doing of late then we have certainly got a chance."

Tickets for tonight's match against Middlesbrough are on open sale up to the 7.45pm kick-off priced from £22 Adults, £14 for Seniors and 18-21 year-olds, Juniors under 18 from just £9.

Book online today at and collect on the night from the Roverstore collection point.

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