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Preview: Oldham v Rovers

Get ready for Saturday's clash with our guide to the game

12 October 2017

Blackburn Rovers will look to climb back into the League One play-off places with a win over Oldham on Saturday.

Here's our guide to the game...

STATE OF PLAY

Tony Mowbray's men currently sit seventh in the standings with as many as two games in hand over the majority of teams in the top half. Rovers will be hoping to claim a third consecutive league win with victory at Boundary Park, after defeating Gillingham last time out. Kick-off is scheduled for 15:00 BST, and fans can follow the action via our official Twitter account, with highlights available for iFollow Rovers subscribers after the game.

TEAM NEWS

Rovers trio Jayson Leutwiler, Charlie Mulgrew and Corry Evans are all available to feature after coming through the international break unscathed. Darragh Lenihan, who hasn't featured since the opening day, remains sidelined but is making progress in his recovery. Click here to read an update on the defender. As always, we'll bring you news of both starting line-ups in the build-up to kick-off on matchday.

OUR OPPONENTS

Oldham have enjoyed a recent upturn in form following the depature of manager John Sheridan in September. With the club still searching for a long-term replacement, interim boss Richie Wellens oversaw wins over Peterborough and Portsmouth before the international break, meaning the Latics are also looking for a third straight league victory. Their change in fortunes owes a lot to striker Eoin Doyle; the Preston loanee has four goals in his last two games.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

Blackburn have traditionally fared well against Oldham, winning 30 and drawing 15 of the 63 previous games between the sides. In fact, Rovers are unbeaten in this fixture since December 1989, but haven't faced Saturday's opponents in a league match for 24 years. The sides did meet in last season's FA Trophy, with Oldham coming out on top in a penalty shoot-out following a 2-2 draw.

FANTASTIC SUPPORT

Saturday's away following will be our biggest of the season so far, with 3,500 Rovers fans expected to make the journey to Oldham - a huge thank you for your support. Be sure to tag your pictures with #Rovers!

OTHER FIXTURES

Bristol Rovers v Oxford, Bury v Bradford, Charlton v Doncaster, Fleetwood v Rochdale, Northampton v Wimbledon, Peterborough v Gillingham, Plymouth v Shrewsbury, Portsmouth v MK Dons, Rotherham v Scunthorpe, Walsall v Blackpool, Wigan Athletic v Southend United. All games kick-off at 15:00 BST. 


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