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Team news: Rovers v Everton

Who's in and who's out for Rovers' final home pre-season game of the season against Everton?

26 July 2018

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Rovers have named a strong lineup for tonight's clash against Everton at Ewood Park, which kicks-off at 7.45pm.

The core of last season's promotion-winning squad start against the Toffees, but Derrick Williams misses out on the squad with a slight knock.

That means Amari'i Bell comes into the side, with the ex-Fleetwood Town man expected to start on the left side of a back four against the Merseysiders.

Danny Graham continues his starting run, having returned from injury to play against Liverpool at Ewood this time last week.

Summer captures Joe Rothwell and Jacob Davenport are both available from the bench for Tony Mowbray.

Opponents Everton include former Rovers loanee Michael Keane in their squad, with the England defender named as a substitute on his return to East Lancashire.

Star man Gylfi Sigurdsson starts for Marco Silva's side after representing Iceland in the FIFA World Cup this summer.

New signing Richarlison starts his Toffees career as a substitute after arriving from Watford for a £50m fee this week, with the Brazilian joined on the bench by experienced duo Morgan Schneiderlin and England man Leighton Baines.

Rovers: Raya, Nyambe, Lenihan, Mulgrew, Bell, Evans, Smallwood, Bennett, Dack, Samuel, Graham.

Substitutes: Leutwiler, Travis, Downing, Davenport, Whittingham, Tomlinson, Rothwell, Nuttall, Conway, Fisher.

Everton: Stekelenburg, Kenny, Robinson, Williams, Pennington, Besic, Davies, Sigurdsson, Sandro, Niasse, Mirallas.

Substitutes: Hewelt, Tosun, Gueye, Dowell, Baines, Keane, Schneiderlin, Vlasic, Richarlison.

Referee: Martin Atkinson.

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