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Preview: Rovers v Bury

Get all the info ahead of Monday's League One clash at Ewood Park

16 February 2018

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Rovers will look to build on the excellent midweek win at Portsmouth with victory over relegation-threatened Bury on Monday night.

Here's our guide to the game...


Last time out, Rovers secured a dramatic 2-1 victory over Portsmouth at Fratton Park - courtesy of a brace from Adam Armstrong. Tony Mowbray's men currently sit third in the standings, one point behind league leaders Shrewsbury and level with second-placed Wigan, both of whom have played fewer games. Following our midweek win, Rovers have now scored 58 league goals so far this season, conceding 32 times at the other end, with Bradley Dack, Danny Graham and Charlie Mulgrew leading the way with 12 strikes apiece. Kick-off against Bury is scheduled for 7.45pm on Monday, and fans can follow the action via our official Twitter account, with highlights available for iFollow subscribers after the game. The game is also live on Sky Sports.


Darragh Lenihan could be named in the starting line-up, after coming off the bench at Portsmouth. Ryan Nyambe, who was strecthered off during the game, is also expected to recover in time. Elsewhere, midfield duo Ben Gladwin and Marcus Antonsson have trained again and may also be in contention. Monday's game is expected to come too soon for Peter Whittingham, while Harry Chapman is closing in on a return. Mowbray is expected to provide a further update during his pre-match press conference. As always, we'll bring you news of both starting line-ups via and our official social media accounts on matchday. 


Bury are in 23rd the standings, 10 points from safety with 26 from their 32 games so far in 2017-18. Our next opponents are co-managed by Ryan Lowe and Ryan Kidd, and drew 0-0 with Southend on their last league outing to extend their unbeaten run to five games. The Shakers have scored just 26 league goals this season, with Jermaine Beckford (8) their top scorer in all competitions, and they've also conceded 47 at the other end.


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


Ours is the only fixture taking place on Monday. On Tuesday, Fleetwood face Portsmouth and Shrewsbury take on Gillingham, and it's Rochdale v MK Dons on Wednesday. With Wigan not in action until next weekend, Bury's visit represents a chance to move back into the top two.

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