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The boss has made four changes for the clash against his former club

17 February 2019

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Tony Mowbray has named four changes for today's lunchtime clash against Middlesbrough at Ewood Park.

Derrick Williams, Harrison Reed, Bradley Dack and Danny Graham all return to the starting XI having been on the bench at Reading on Wednesday night.

The quartet come in for Amari'i Bell, Lewis Travis, Richie Smallwood and Craig Conway, who are all available as substitutes.

Ben Brereton keeps his place and is expected to line up on one of the flanks behind Danny Graham, who makes his 100th league start for Rovers..

Middlesbrough are without the suspended Daniel Ayala and injured Aden Flint, meaning Ryan Shotton, Dael Fry and George Friend will play in a back three.

The experienced John Obi Mikel will be sitting in midfield, with Lewis Wing and Jonny Howson likely to support Britt Assombalonga up front.

Kick-off this afternoon is at 1pm and you can follow all the action via iFollow Rovers or across our social media channels.

Rovers: Raya, Bennett, Rodwell, Mulgrew (c), Evans, Reed, Brereton, Dack, Armstrong, Graham.

Substitutes: Leutwiler, Nyambe, Smallwood, Bell, Nuttall, Travis, Conway.

Middlesbrough: Randolph, Mikel, Friend (c), Shotton, Assombalonga, Howson, Fletcher, Fry, Saville, Wing, Besic.

Substitutes: Konstantopoulos, Clayton, Hugill, McNair, Downing, Tavernier, van la Parra.

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