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Team news: Rovers v Middlesbrough

Who's in and who's out for today's clash against Boro at Ewood Park?

17 August 2019

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Tony Mowbray has made four changes to his side from last weekend's clash at Fulham for today's game against Middlesbrough at Ewood Park.

Darragh Lenihan, Greg Cunningham, Stewart Downing and Danny Graham return to the starting XI, in place of Tosin Adarabioyo, Amari'i Bell, Joe Rothwell and Adam Armstrong.

Adarabioyo misses out on making the squad, but the latter three are all available to Tony Mowbray off the bench.

Ben Brereton drops out of the squad after picking up a slight knock in training earlier in the week.

Boro's experienced side includes skipper George Friend, a man who Mowbray signed during his time as Boro boss.

Daniel Ayala and Ryan Shotton are the two central defenders for Jonathan Woodgate's side today, whilst Britt Assombalonga, who scored in both games against Rovers last season, leads the line for the Teessiders.

Kick-off this afternoon is at 3pm, and if you can't make it to Ewood Park you can follow all the action on iFollow Rovers and our social media channels.

Rovers: Walton, Bennett (c), Lenihan, Williams, Cunningham, Johnson, Travis, Downing, Gallagher, Dack, Graham.

Substitutes: Leutwiler, Nyambe, Armstrong, Rothwell, Bell, Evans, Buckley.

Middlesbrough: Randolph, Dijksteel, Shotton, Ayala, Friend (c), McNair, Johnson, Howson, Wing, Fletcher, Assombalonga.

Substitutes: Pears, Clayton, Browne, Tavernier, Saville, Bola, Walker.

Referee: Jarred Gillett.

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