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Preview: Blackpool v Rovers

Mowbray's men are seeking a fourth consecutive league win

28 November 2017

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Rovers can move up to fourth in the League One table with victory at Blackpool on Tuesday night.

Here's our guide to the game...

STATE OF PLAY

Rovers have reason to be confident going into this fixture, having won three league games in the space of seven days, scoring nine goals in the process. A 2-1 comeback win over Bristol Rovers on Saturday kept the Blues' momentum going, with the busy festive period just around the corner. The impressive weekend victory also means Tony Mowbray's side are unbeaten in seven league games and have the second best goal difference in League One. Kick-off against Blackpool is scheduled for 7.45pm on Tuesday, and fans can follow the action via our official Twitter account, with highlights available for iFollow subscribers after the game.

TEAM NEWS

Mowbray confirmed on Monday that he has no fresh injury concerns going into the game and, despite Craig Conway returning to training earlier this week, the match will come to soon for the midfielder. Harry Chapman and Darragh Lenihan remain long-term absentees, but the latter had positive news from a recent re-assessment. As always, we'll bring you news of both starting line-ups via rovers.co.uk and our official social media accounts on matchday.

OUR OPPONENTS

Blackpool currently sit 10th in the standings, having won seven, drawn six and lost six of their 19 league games so far. Managed by former Rovers boss Gary Bowyer, they've been fairly inconsistent in 2017-18, and secured a draw at Fleetwood in their last outing. The Tangerines' top scorer this season is Kyle Vassell, who has found the net eight times and registered two assists.

SHARE YOUR FAN PICS

Rovers took over 3,600 fans to Bury, over 750 to Oxford and will be roared on by 2,250 supporters for this match, having sold out the club's allocation. If you're heading to Blackpool on Tuesday, be sure to tag your matchday pictures with #Rovers! We'll share the best posts on our official Twitter and Instagram pages. 

OTHER FIXTURES

There's just one other League One fixture on Tuesday, meaning Rovers can put pressure on the league leaders with a win over Bowyer's side. Elsewhere, Charlton are at home to Peterborough. 


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