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Preview: Swansea v Rovers

The Blues will be seeking a third consecutive win in south Wales...

22 October 2018

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Rovers will be looking to build on a fantastic victory over Leeds United with three points at Swansea on Tuesday evening.

Here's our guide to the game...

STATE OF PLAY

Last time out, Rovers secured a superb 2-1 victory over promotion-hopefuls Leeds at Ewood Park, courtesy of goals from Danny Graham and Darragh Lenihan, a result which moved the Blues up to seventh in the Championship table. Despite an excellent performance, focus has had to quickly shift onto the next test, a long trip to south Wales to take on Swansea City in midweek. A third consecutive victory here could see Tony Mowbray's men move to within a point of the top. As always, we'll be in attendance, bringing you team news and live updates via social media. Fans can follow the action via our official Twitter account, with kick-off scheduled for 7:45pm. 

TEAM NEWS

Mowbray confirmed during his pre-match press conference on Monday that Graham (back) and Harrison Reed (groin) should be fit for selection, despite being withdrawn during the second half against Leeds. Ryan Nyambe could return to the squad following a recent hamstring problem, as could Jacob Davenport after featuring for the Under-23s last week. Dominic Samuel (ACL) and Ben Gladwin (knee) remain long-term absentees. Both starting line-ups will be revealed an hour before kick-off on matchday via social media.

OUR OPPONENTS

Having been relegated from the top tier last term, Swansea are still getting to grips with the second tier, and have picked up just one win in their last five games. Last time out, the Swans suffered a narrow defeat at Aston Villa, but remain just three points adrift of the top eight. While they aren't conceding many goals, Graham Potter's side are finding goals at the other end hard to come by - they have scored 12 and conceded 10 in the league so far in 2018/19. Tuesday's clash will be the 40th competitive match between the sides, and our first in three years. Rovers ran out 3-1 winners the last time the teams met, with Craig Conway on the scoresheet.

LIVE IN BLUES

If you're unable to make it to the game, Blues Bar at Ewood Park will be showing the action live. Doors open at 10am for those heading to the game via away travel, with food and drink available, including 15% off for season ticket holders. We'll re-open at 5:30pm, with food available until the second half kicks off.

SHARE YOUR FAN PICS

If you're heading to Swansea on Tuesday, be sure to tag your matchday pictures with #Rovers; we'll share the best posts on our official Twitter and Instagram pages. Our handle on both platforms is now @Rovers. You can also use our special matchday camera filters in the official Rovers fan app.


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