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Preview: Rovers v Peterborough

Mowbray's men return to Ewood for a massive clash in front of the Sky cameras

17 April 2018

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Rovers will aim to take a step closer to automatic promotion from League One with victory over Peterborough United on Thursday evening.

Here's our guide to the game...

STATE OF PLAY

Last time out, Rovers were forced to settle for a point at Bristol Rovers, a result which means we have lost just once in 31 league games. Tony Mowbray's side sit second in the League One standings, three points behind leaders Wigan and five ahead of third-placed Shrewsbury. Going into the Peterborough game this week, we have scored 76 goals in 2017/18, conceding 37 times at the other end. With just four games to go, Thursday's clash - which is our penultimate home game of the season - represents an opportunity to keep the pressure on our promotion rivals. Fans can follow the action via our official Twitter account, with highlights available for iFollow subscribers after the game. The game will also be shown live on Sky Sports.

TEAM NEWS

Rovers are expected to have the same pool of players available for selection following the trip to Bristol Rovers, a game which saw the Blues name an unchanged side. Ryan Nyambe's return from injury is edging closer, following a recent hamstring problem. Mowbray is expected to provide a further update on his squad during his pre-match press conference on Wednesday afternoon. As always, we'll bring you news of both starting line-ups an hour before kick-off on matchday.

OUR OPPONENTS

Peterborough currently sit ninth in the standings, just three points outside the play-off places with 61 from their 42 games so far this season. Managed by former Rotherham and Leeds boss Steve Evans, the Posh have had mixed fortunes of late, and have lost on each of their last two league outings. Their top scorer in all competition this season is Jack Marriott with 31 - he is also the league's top scorer. Mowbray's men will be hoping for a repeat of the reverse fixture, which saw us come from behind to secure a 3-2 win, with goals from Charlie Mulgrew and Bradley Dack (2).

SHARE YOUR FAN PICS

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

OTHER FIXTURES

Wigan left it late to secure a 1-0 win over Oxford on Tuesday, while Shrewsbury lost 2-0 at home to play-off hopefuls Charlton. Ours is the only League One fixture taking place on Thursday.


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