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Preview: Rovers v Hull

Mowbray's men face a tough test at Ewood Park in the Emirates FA Cup

3 January 2018

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Rovers will be aiming to reach the fourth round of the Emirates FA Cup with victory over Championship side Hull City this weekend.

Here's our guide to the game...


Last time out, Rovers were forced to settle for a point following a 1-1 draw at Rotherham, a result which extended our unbeaten run in all competitions to 18 games. Tony Mowbray's men currently sit third in League One, and reached the Emirates FA Cup third round after beating Crewe in a second-round replay. Kick-off at Ewood Park is scheduled for 3pm on Saturday, and fans can follow the action via our official Twitter account, with highlights available for iFollow subscribers after the game.


Mowbray could provide an update on Marcus Antonsson during his pre-match press conference on Thursday morning. The Swedish attacker limped off during the draw with Scunthorpe at the end of December. Ben Gladwin is recovering from minor knee surgery, while Harry Chapman remains a long-term absentee. Meanwhile, Darragh Lenihan is close to making a return. As always, we'll bring you news of both starting line-ups via and our official social media accounts on matchday. 


Hull currently sit 21st in the Championship, with goal difference keeping them above the relegation zone. Saturday's opponents are managed by Nigel Adkins, and entered the FA Cup at the third-round stage. The Tigers suffered defeat on their last outing, going down 1-0 at struggling Bolton. Jarrod Bowen (11) is their top scorer in 2017-18.


If you're heading to Ewood this weekend, be sure to tag your matchday pictures with #Rovers! We'll share the best posts on our official Twitter and Instagram pages. Tickets are still available for the game, and start at just £12 for adults. Click here to purchase.


Here are a few of the standout ties taking place across the weekend: Liverpool v Everton (Friday, 7:55pm), Fleetwood v Leicester (Saturday, 12:45pm), Middlesbrough v Sunderland (Saturday, 1pm), Newcastle v Luton (Saturday, 3pm), Newport v Leeds (Sunday, 12:00pm), Shrewsbury v West Ham (Sunday, 2pm), Tottenham v Wimbledon (Sunday, 3pm), Nottingham Forest v Arsenal (Sunday, 4pm).

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