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Preview: Rovers v Plymouth

The Blues will aim to get back to winning ways on Tuesday night

16 October 2017

Rovers will look to bounce back from Saturday's defeat at Oldham with a win over struggling Plymouth Argyle on Tuesday evening.

Here's our guide to the game...

STATE OF PLAY

Tony Mowbray's men currently sit tenth in the standings, just two points off the play-offs and with two games in hand over five of the top six sides. Rovers will be hoping to claim a third consecutive league win at Ewood Park with victory over Plymouth. Kick-off is scheduled for 19:45 BST, and fans can follow the action via our official Twitter account, with highlights available for iFollow Rovers subscribers after the game.

TEAM NEWS

In his pre-match press conference, Rovers boss Mowbray revealed that while he has no fresh injury concerns, he may "freshen things up" on Tuesday. Corry Evans and Paul Downing will miss out again, but are nearing a return, while Darragh Lenihan remains a long-term absentee. Read a full update from the boss here. As always, we'll bring you news of both starting line-ups in the build-up to kick-off on matchday.

OUR OPPONENTS

Plymouth are rooted to the bottom of the League One table, already six points from safety, having won just once in the league all season. They will have gained confidence, however, from Saturday's 1-1 draw against high-flying Shrewsbury. Derek Adams' side have picked up two points on the road so far, drawing at Bury and Southend.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

Tuesday's game will be our 49th meeting with Plymouth in all competitions. In the 48 previous games, Rovers have claimed 19 wins and 10 draws, with the Devonshire side winning on 19 occasions. This will also be the first match played between the sides at Ewood Park since October 1991, when Rovers picked up a 5-2 victory. 

SHARE YOUR FAN PICS

Saturday's away following was our biggest of the season so far, with 3,500 Rovers fans making the journey to Oldham. If you're heading to Ewood on Tuesday, be sure to tag your matchday pictures with #Rovers!

OTHER FIXTURES

Wimbledon v Rotherham, Blackpool v Bury, Bradford v Oldham, Doncaster v Portsmouth, Gillingham Wigan, MK Dons v Walsall, Oxford v Charlton, Rochdale Northampton, Scunthorpe v Fleetwood, Shrewsbury v Bristol Rovers, Southend v Peterborough. All games kick-off at 19:45 BST.


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