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Preview: Rovers v Wigan

Get ready for Sunday's top-of-the-table clash at Ewood Park

2 March 2018

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Rovers will be looking to move seven points clear at the top of the table with victory over fellow promotion hopefuls Wigan on Sunday afternoon.

Here's our guide to the game...


Last time out, Rovers secured an impressive 3-0 victory at Wimbledon, a result which extended our winning run to four consecutive games. Tony Mowbray's men now sit four points clear at the top of the table, though second-placed Shrewsbury and Sunday's opponents Wigan have games in hand. With the Shrews' game against Peterborough postponed, this weekend's clash represents a chance to move further clear at the League One summit. Kick-off at Ewood Park is scheduled for 12pm on Sunday, and fans can follow the action via our official Twitter account, with highlights available for iFollow subscribers after the game.


Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Mowbray confirmed that he has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the game. Midfield duo Peter Whittingham and Ben Gladwin have trained but aren't expected to feature, while Harry Chapman is now just "a week to 10 days" away from full-time training following a lengthy absence. As always, we'll bring you news of both starting line-ups an hour before kick-off on matchday.


As mentioned, Wigan currently sit third in the standings, six points behind Rovers with four games in hand. The Latics have accumulated 66 points from their 31 games so far this season, scoring 57 goals in the process, but have lost two of their last three league games. Managed by Paul Cook, Wigan are also among the favourites to earn promotion in 2017/18, but couldn't manage a win against 10-man Rovers in October's reverse fixture as the game ended goalless. The Latics' top scorer in all competition this season is Will Grigg with 16.


We're expecting a big crowd on Sunday! 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. 


At the time of writing, seven of the 10 fixtures in League One on Saturday have been postponed following adverse weather conditions, leaving MK Dons v Bristol Rovers, Scunthorpe v Oldham and Southend v Walsall as the only games set to go ahead. Our match against Wigan is the only game scheduled for Sunday. 

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