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Preview: Rovers v Fleetwood

Blackburn return to action at Ewood Park on Tuesday evening

29 October 2017

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Rovers will have a chance to go fifth in the League One table when Fleetwood visit Ewood Park on Tuesday night.

Here's our guide to the game...


Tony Mowbray's side currently sit seventh in the League One standings following Saturday's goalless draw at Wigan, and still have two games in hand over the majority of the top six sides. Rovers have conceded just 10 goals in the league so far this season, a tally bettered only by the Latics. Kick-off against Fleetwood is scheduled for 7:45pm, and fans can follow the action via our official Twitter account, with highlights available for iFollow Rovers subscribers after the game.


Last time out, midfielder Harry Chapman was forced off with an apparent hamstring injury, and is set for a scan on Sunday. Rovers will also be without duo Elliott Bennett and Dominic Samuel, following their red cards against Wigan and Portsmouth respectively. Darragh Lenihan remains a long-term absentee, but is doing well in his recovery. Mowbray could provide a further update on his squad on Monday and, as always, we'll bring you news of both starting line-ups in the build-up to kick-off on matchday.


Fleetwood are currently ninth in the table; they have accumulated the same points total as Rovers so far, having played one game more. After going three games without victory earlier in the month, Town got back to winning ways at the weekend with a 2-0 triumph over Oxford. Striker Devante Cole, son of former Rovers forward Andy, is Fleetwood's top scorer this season with eight goals.



Having enjoyed superb support all season, Rovers were backed by over 2,700 fans at Wigan on Saturday. If you're heading to Ewood to support the lads on Tuesday, be sure to tag your matchday pictures with #Rovers! We'll share the best posts on our official Twitter and Instagram pages. 


There are no other League One fixtures scheduled for Tuesday night, with this game one of Rovers' two in hand. On Saturday, Mowbray said: "We'll have to try and pick the right team on Tuesday and put out a team that can get the three points. It's a free hit for us, so we'll look to add to our total of points."

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