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Preview: Rovers v Lincoln City

A look ahead to Tuesday night's Carabao Cup clash against the Imps at Ewood Park

28 August 2018

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Rovers will look to continue what has been a solid start to the 2018/19 campaign when Lincoln City travel to East Lancashire this evening.

Here's our guide to the game...


Last time out, Rovers produced an outstanding team display to earn the three points and a clean sheet against Brentford to extend our unbeaten run this season. Rovers are now unbeaten in the league at Ewood in the last 23 outings, but Lincoln will be hoping to produce an upset on Tuesday night. The Imps have calibre in the cups in recent seasons and come into the game at the top of the League Two table with four wins and a draw from their opening five league games. As always, we'll be in attendance, 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 3pm on Saturday. 


Tony has confirmed their will be changes to the side and it's expected that Adam Armstrong and Bradley Dack won't be risked, with the two attackers ruled out against Brentford due to injury. Dominic Samuel is definitely out, with Mowbray hoping to get the full extent of his knee injury at some point this week. Jacob Davenport is still a week or two away from returning after picking up a hip flexor injury. New signings Jack Rodwell and Harrison Reed could be in the squad for the clash, but Ben Gladwin remains a doubt with a knee injury. Lincoln loanee Scott Wharton is unavailable to play against his parent club for the clash.


Our last meeting came last month in a pre-season game at Sincil Bank. Joe Nuttall's header proved the difference, with Rovers running out narrow 1-0 winners in the Lincolnshire sunshine that day. This will be the first competitive meeting since November 1972, when Rovers eanred a 4-1 home victory in the FA Cup. Of the 19 competitive clashes, Rovers have won six, drawn three and lost 10 against the Imps since our first coming together in 1933.


Tickets are still available, and can be purchased from the ticket office at Ewood, online or over the phone on 01254372000. 


If you're heading to Ewood on Tuesday, 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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