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Team news: Rovers v Charlton Athletic

A look at who's in and who's out for today's opening day clash against The Addicks at Ewood Park

3 August 2019

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Tony Mowbray starts four of his five new signings for today's opening day clash against Charlton Athletic at Ewood Park.

Christian Walton will be the last line of defence today, with Bradley Johnson, Stewart Downing and Sam Gallagher the others to earn berths in the XI.

Tosin Adarabioyo isn't named in the squad having had limited time training with the players having only signed on Wednesday.

Charlie Mulgrew skippers the side at the heart of defence and partners Darragh Lenihan, who starts for the 100th time in the league for Rovers.

Last season's Player of the Year, Danny Graham, begins 2019-20 as an option on the bench.

Only one of the Charlton starting XI weren't with them last term, with Tom Lockyer appearing for his competitive debut for the club today.

Chris Solly is named on the bench by Lee Bowyer, and will appear for the 299th time in Addicks colours should he get on the pitch.

Kick-off today is at 3pm, and if you can't make it then you can follow the action on iFollow Rovers or across our social media channels.

Rovers: Walton, Bennett, Lenihan, Mulgrew (c), Bell, Travis, Johnson, Downing, Armstrong, Dack, Gallagher.

Substitutes: Leutwiler, Nyambe, Rothwell, Graham, Brereton, Evans, Buckley.

Charlton Athletic: Phillips, Dijksteel, Pearce (c), Sarr, Purrington, Williams, Lapslie, Lockyer, Pratley, Forster-Caskey, Taylor.

Substitutes: Amos, Oshilaja, Gallagher, Bonne, Morgan, Solly, Wiredu.

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