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Preview: Rovers v Wigan

The Blues are back at Ewood for a second home game in three days

11 March 2019

Rovers are at home again on Tuesday night for another local derby – against Wigan Athletic.

Here’s our guide to the game… 

STATE OF PLAY

Tony Mowbray’s side were defeated 1-0 by Preston North End on Saturday. Daniel Johnson’s early goal was enough for the Lilywhites to take all three points. But Danny Graham had a goal harshly ruled out for offside. 

Rovers currently sit in 17th position in the Sky Bet Championship table, 11 points adrift of the play-offs and the same amount clear of the relegation zone. 

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 7:45pm. 

TEAM NEWS

Darragh Lenihan is still ruled out, while Charlie Mulgrew and Jack Rodwell will also miss the game through injury. 

Mulgrew picked up a hamstring injury and limped out of the Preston game, while fellow centre-half Rodwell has a similar injury.  

OUR OPPONENTS

Wigan are in 20th position, three points above the drop zone. 

Reading beat the Latics 3-2 on Saturday, in what was a crucial game at the bottom of the table. That result moved the Royals above Wigan on goal difference. 

It means Paul Cook’s side have gone over a month without a win – with their last three points picked up at the start of February, at home to QPR. 

A run of four successive draws in February has been followed by back-to-back defeats.

TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE

Tickets are still available to buy for Tuesday's game. Click here, call 01254372000 or visit the ticket office to purchase yours. 


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