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Preview: Hull v Rovers

It's back to league action with a trip to Humberside this weekend...

16 August 2018

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Rovers will look to pick up a first league win of the season with victory at Hull City this weekend.

Here's our guide to the game...


Rovers will be looking to build on what was an excellent attacking performance against Carlisle in the Carabao Cup in midweek, which saw the Blues score five goals to advance to the second round. In the league, Tony Mowbray's team have made a steady start to life back in the Championship, drawing against Ipswich and, most recently, Millwall, with plenty of encouraging signs evident. Our next test represents a chance to pick up maximum points for the first time in 2018/19, ahead of back-to-back league games at Ewood Park. After two games, Rovers and Hull are 15th and 21st respectively going into this one. As always, we'll be in attendance for the game, bringing you team news and live updates via social media. Fans can follow the action via our official Twitter account, with kick-off scheduled for 3:00pm on Saturday. 


There are no fresh injury concerns ahead of this weekend's clash. Elliott Bennett (shin) and Derrick Williams (foot), could return after injury, as should Danny Graham, who was rested in midweek. Midfield duo Jacob Davenport (hip flexor) and Ben Gladwin (knee) remain unavailable. Mowbray admitted that Tuesday's performance at Carlisle gave him food for thought, with summer additions Joe Rothwell, Kasey Palmer and Adam Armstrong all impressing. Both starting line-ups will be released an hour before kick-off on matchday.


Saturday's game will be the 62nd competitive meeting between the sides, with Rovers winning 29 and drawing 17 of the previous clashes. Our most recent league match at Hull came in September 2015 and ended in a 1-1 draw, with Jordan Rhodes equalising for the Blues in the last minute. The Tigers finished 18th in the Championship last season, eight points above the relegation zone with 49 points from their 46 games. They're yet to pick up a win so far this season, losing at home to Aston Villa on the opening day before drawing 1-1 at Sheffield Wednesday last weekend. Attacker Jarrod Bowen, Hull's Player of the Year in 2017/18, is among their star men and could be one to watch this weekend. 


Rovers have received an allocation of 1,812 tickets for this game. Tickets are still available, and can be purhcased from Rovers until 3pm on Friday. Hull will be selling tickets on the day, priced at £24, from the visitors' bar (cash) and kiosk (card). Call 01254372000 for more information.


If you're heading to Hull on Saturday, be sure to tag your matchday pictures with #Rovers; we'll share the best posts on our official Twitter and Instagram pages. You can also use our special matchday camera filters in the official Rovers fan app.



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