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Team news: Rovers v Walsall

Who's in and who's out for Tony Mowbray's side for the test against Walsall at Ewood Park

30 January 2018

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Tony Mowbray has made three changes to his Rovers lineup for the visit of Walsall to Ewood Park in League One.

In fact all three changes mean that all three of Mowbray's January signings start under the lights on home turf.

With skipper Charlie Mulgrew injured, Amari'i Bell - who impressed at the weekend off the bench - starts at left back.

That means Derrick Williams will move inside to partner ex-Walsall man Paul Downing at the heart of defence.

Also entering the action from the start are the two other substitutes from the Northampton draw, with both Adam Armstrong and Jack Payne getting the nod from the off for the first time in Rovers colours.

The attacking pair are expected to play either side of Bradley Dack to form a trio of playmakers behind Danny Graham and replace Craig Conway and Dominic Samuel who both drop to the bench.

Corry Evans returns to the squad after missing the last couple of games through injury, whilst in Mulgrew's absence, Elliott Bennett takes the armband.

Rovers: Raya, Nyambe, Downing, Williams, Bell, Bennett (c), Smallwood, Payne, Dack, Armstrong, Graham.

Unused  substitutes: Leutwiler, Samuel, Caddis, Evans, Conway, Travis, Nuttall

Walsall: L. Roberts, Edwards, Leahy, Dobson, Guthrie, Chambers (c), Oztumer, Morris, Kinsella, Bakayoko, K. Roberts.

Unused  substitutes: Gillespie, Cuvelier, Shaibu, Flanagan, Kouhyar, Vann, Candlin.


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