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Preview: Swansea City v Rovers

A look ahead to game number 21 in our 2019-20 Championship campaign

11 December 2019

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Rovers head to The Liberty Stadium looking to make it five consecutive victories in the division, and Tony Mowbray could well name an unchanged side for the fourth game in a row against Swansea City tonight.

If so, Lewis Travis will start for the 50th time in the league for Rovers and continue his impressive partnership with Corry Evans in the heart of the midfield.

Rovers have an incredible record in the 13 games that they've played together - winning 10, drawing only once and losing just twice.

Speaking of partnerships, the Tosin Adarabioyo and Darragh Lenihan combination has really blossomed in recent games, and the pair will be eager to record back-to-back clean sheets for the visitors.

Mowbray has no fresh injury concerns for game two of a three-game week, with the same squad available to him as the one that beat Derby County at Ewood Park at the weekend.

Derrick Williams remains out of action with a slight hamstring strain and is also likely to miss a return to old club Bristol City on Saturday.

Despite having a frustrating record on the road at the beginning of the campaign, Rovers will have been buoyed by a victory at Stoke City last time on their travels, with Sam Gallagher's late strike picking up all three points at the bet365 Stadium.

Tonight's hosts haven't won in their last five outings and have lost their last two games on home turf.

They could welcome back attacking pair Bersant Celina and Borja Baston after the pair were left out of the weekend defeat at West Bromwich Albion.

Full back Declan John remains a doubt with a hamstring injury picked up prior to the trip to The Hawthorns, whilst Wayne Routledge has been ruled out of action by Steve Cooper in his pre-match press conference.

Please note that tickets are unavailable to purchase on matchday and we advise Rovers fans not to travel without a pre-purchased ticket.

Kick-off this evening is at 7.45pm and you can track all the action live from south Wales via iFollow Rovers and our social media channels.


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