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Tony Mowbray makes four changes for today's lunchtime kick-off against Marcelo Bielsa's side

20 October 2018

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Tony Mowbray has made four changes to his starting XI for the visit of Leeds United to Ewood Park this lunchtime.

Derrick Williams, Jack Rodwell, Joe Rothwell and Kasey Palmer all drop to the bench from the last outing at Bolton Wanderers before the international break.

Replacing the quartet are Amari'i Bell, Corry Evans, Richie Smallwood and Adam Armstrong, who all start against Marcelo Bielsa's side.

Charlie Mulgrew continues at the heart of the Rovers defence after appearing and scoring for Scotland in the two-week break.

For the visitors, Bailey Peacock-Farrell and Stuart Dallas both start. The pair both appeared alongside Rovers midfielder Evans for Northern Ireland last week.

Kemar Roofe returns to the lineup having not played since injuring himself at the end of August. Similarly, Pablo Hernandez has missed the last couple of months of action through injury but he returns to the bench for Bielsa.

Leeds will also be without defender Luke Ayling, with the right back missing the clash at Ewood due to suspension following his red card against Brentford last time out.

Kick-off at Ewood is at 12pm and if you can't make the game then you can listen to commentary on iFollow Rovers or follow the game via our social media channels.

Rovers: Raya, Bennett, Lenihan, Mulgrew (c), Bell, Evans, Smallwood, Reed, Dack, Armstrong, Graham.

Substitutes: Leutwiler, Williams, Rodwell, Rothwell, Brereton, Conway, Palmer.

Leeds United: Peacock-Farrell, Cooper (c), Roofe, Alioski, Roberts, Saiz, Dallas, Jansson, Phillips, Berardi, Klich.

Substitutes: Blackman, Forshaw, Hernandez, Pearce, Baker, Shackleton, Clarke.


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