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Preview: Brentford v Rovers

The Blues have won every league game in 2019

1 February 2019

Tony Mowbray’s men are looking to maintain an unbeaten start to the year by beating Brentford at Griffin Park on Saturday. 

Here’s our guide to the game…

STATE OF PLAY

Rovers made it four league wins in a row with a dominant 3-0 victory over in-form Hull City at Ewood Park last weekend. 

Adam Armstrong opened the scoring before Jack Rodwell headed in his first goal for the club. Harrison Reed added a third – the loanee’s first at Ewood. 

That victory propelled Rovers up to 8th position in the Sky Bet Championship table. 

Another win against the Bees could see Tony Mowbray’s side move into the play-off positions, depending on other results. 

As always, we'll be bringing you team news and live updates on the game via social media. Fans can follow all the action on our official Twitter account, with kick-off scheduled for 3pm. 

TEAM NEWS

Captain Charlie Mulgrew won’t return to the squad after missing the last four games with a hamstring injury. 

New signing Harry Chapman is not in contention to make the squad yet. 

Everyone else is fit and available for selection, other than long-term absentees; Dominic Samuel and Ben Gladwin. 

OUR OPPONENTS

The Bees come into this game off the back of a 4-2 away win against Rotherham United, leaving Brentford in 17th position. 

Striker Neal Maupay has scored 26 goals and created six more this season, netting once every 139 minutes.  

Thomas Frank’s side have an Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round Replay to contend with just three days after this game, following a 3-3 draw away at Barnet on Monday night. 

TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE

Tickets for Saturday's game are available to buy from Ewood until 3:30pm on Friday, unless all 1,580 tickets sell out before that. 

There are under 250 tickets left and there will be no sales on the day of the game. 

Call 01254372000 or visit the ticket office to purchase yours.


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