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Team News: Oldham Athletic vs Rovers

Rovers make two changes for today's trip to Boundary Pa

14 October 2017

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Rovers have made two changes to the side that defeated Gillingham 1-0 at Ewood Park a fortnight ago.

Defender Paul Downing is ruled out with a hamstring strain, which sees Elliott Ward return to the back four, whilst Craig Conway is preferred to Bradley Dack, who drops to the bench.

Corry Evans, who helped Northern Ireland qualify for the World Cup play-offs during the international break, misses out with a knock to the ankle.

There's a familiar face in the Oldham line-up, as Jack Byrne, who made seven appearances for Rovers whilst on loan from Manchester City last season, starts for the hosts.

OLDHAM ATHLETIC: Placide, Dummigan, Bryan, Clarke (c), Hunt, Nepomuceno, Fane, Gardner, Byrne, Doyle, Davies.

Subs: Ruddy, Gerrard, Wilson, Flynn, Menig, Omrani, Obadeyi.

ROVERS: Raya, Caddis, Ward, Mulgrew (c), Williams, Smallwood, Whittingham, Conway, Bennett, Antonsson, Samuel.

Subs: Leutwiler, Nyambe, Harper, Chapman, Gladwin, Dack, Graham.

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