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Preview: MK Dons v Rovers

Mowbray’s men kick off a massive month with a trip to Stadium MK

1 April 2018

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Here's our guide to the game...


Last time out, Rovers secured a comfortable 2-0 win over Bradford, a result which extended our unbeaten home league run to 17 games. Tony Mowbray's side sit second in the standings, one points behind leaders Wigan and two above second-placed Shrewsbury. Going into the MK Dons game, the Blues have scored 72 goals in 2017/18, conceding 35 times at the other end. Kick-off at Stadium MK is scheduled for 3pm on Monday, and fans can follow the action via our official Twitter account, with highlights available for iFollow subscribers after the game.


Rovers will hope to have captain Charlie Mulgrew (internationals) and striker Danny Graham (back) available for this clash, as well as Darragh Lenihan (back) who was forced off against Bradford. Meanwhile, Ryan Nyambe remains a few weeks away from a comeback, and loanee Harry Chapman is back at parent club Middlesbrough for treatment following a hamstring injury. As always, we'll bring you news of both starting line-ups an hour before kick-off on matchday.


MK Dons currently sit 19th in the standings, with 42 points from their 39 games so far this season. Managed by Dan Micciche, their 2-1 win at Gillingham last time out was a boost to their survival hopes. Their top scorer in all competition this season is Chuks Aneke with 10, and they also have Blues loanee Elliott Ward in their ranks. Rovers will be hoping for a repeat of August's reverse fixture, which saw the Blues run out 4-1 winners at Ewood Park.


If you're heading to MK on Monday, be sure to tag your matchday pictures with #Rovers; we'll share the best posts on our official Twitter and Instagram pages. 


There are 10 other League One fixtures taking place on Monday, including: Charlton v Rotherham (3pm), Scunthorpe v Plymouth (3pm), Shrewsbury v Oxford (3pm) and Portsmouth v Wigan (5:30pm).

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