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Preview: West Brom v Rovers

Mowbray's men are back in league action this weekend...

25 October 2018

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Rovers will look to bounce back from defeat at Swansea with a positive result against West Brom on Saturday afternoon.

Here's our guide to the game...


Last time out, Rovers suffered a 3-1 defeat against Swansea in south Wales. The Blues went into the break with a narrow lead, courtesy of Charlie Mulgrew's penalty, but the hosts came out fighting after the restart and scored three second-half goals to take the points. Games continue to come thick and fast, and there's another test just around the corner; a tricky trip to high-flying West Brom. After the midweek fixtures, the Baggies and Rovers are 4th and 9th respectively going into the game. 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 3:00pm. 


Mowbray confirmed during his pre-match press conference on Thursday that Darragh Lenihan should be available after coming off in midweek, and Ryan Nyambe could be in contention following a recent hamstring problem. Dominic Samuel (ACL) and Ben Gladwin (knee) remain long-term absentees. For West Brom, Ahmed Hegazi could miss out with a hamstring injury, and star striker Dwight Gayle was withdrawn against Derby, meaning he's a doubt. Both starting line-ups will be revealed an hour before kick-off on matchday via social media.


Having been relegated from the Premier League last term, West Brom have adapted well to life in the second tier, and sit just two points off the top of the table. The Baggies suffered a setback in their last match, however, losing 4-1 at home to promotion-hopefuls Derby County. Despite the defeat, Darren Moore's men remain the highest-scoring team in the division, having found the net 32 times, but there will be concerns about the 22 goals conceded at the other end. Saturday's clash will be the 126th between the sides, and our first in over six years. Rovers have a good record against West Brom, having won 52 and drawn 29 of the previous meetings. 


Rovers have an allocation of 2,737 tickets for the trip, and have sold 1,750 at the time of writing. Click here, call 01254372000 or visit the ticket office for more.


If you're heading to the Midlands on Saturday, 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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