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Team news: Rovers v Preston North End

Who's in and who's out for Tony Mowbray's side for today's lunchtime kick-off against the Lilywhites

9 March 2019

Tony Mowbray has made three changes to his starting lineup for today's derby clash against Preston North End at Ewood Park.

Harrison Reed, Derrick Williams and Corry Evans all come into the starting XI, with Jack Rodwell, Amari'i Bell and Lewis Travis dropping out.

Rodwell misses out through a slight muscle strain, meaning it looks like Rovers have gone for a three at the back system, with Harrison Reed and Elliott Bennett playing in the wing back positions.

Adam Armstrong, Bradley Dack and Danny Graham line up in a three-pronged attack.

Former Rover Paul Gallagher, who came through the club's Academy, starts and captains the visitors, and will play in central midfield for Alex Neil's side.

Powerful frontman Lukas Nmecha leads the line alongside diminutive forward Sean Maguire.

Kick-off this afternoon is at 12pm and you can follow all the action via iFollow Rovers or across our social media channels.

Rovers: Raya, Reed, Nyambe, Williams, Mulgrew (c), Bennett, Evans, Smallwood, Armstrong, Dack, Graham.

Substitutes: Leutwiler, Rothwell, Brereton, Nuttall, Travis, Bell, Conway.

Preston North End: Rudd, Fisher, Davies, Browne, Johnson, Gallagher (c), Storey, Hughes, Ledson, Maguire, Nmecha.

Substitutes: Crowe, Rafferty, Earl, Huntington, Ginnelly, Barker, Stockley.

Referee: Oliver Langford


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