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Preview: Leeds United v Rovers

Tony Mowbray's men head to Elland Road later today in search of back-to-back wins over Yorkshire opponents

9 November 2019

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Game number 16 of the 2019-20 Championship season arrives later today as Rovers head to Yorkshire to take on high-flying Leeds United.

Tony Mowbray's men head to Elland Road looking to record back-to-back wins over Yorkshire opponents, which would ensure the team head into the international break in buoyant mood.

The boss has no fresh injury concerns, and confirmed ahead of the game that a near full squad will be available to him, aside from Irish duo Darragh Lenihan and Greg Cunningham, who both miss out on the game through injury.

Bradley Dack will be hoping for a 100th league appearance in Rovers colours, whilst Adam Armstring could make his 50th league appearance since joining permanently from Newcastle United in the summer of 2018.

Today's opponents could be boosted by the news that Scottish left back Barry Douglas is back in contention following a lengthy injury.

However, Macedonian international Ezgjan Alioksi remains sidelined along with Arsenal loanee Eddie Nketiah, Jamie Shackleton and midfield playmaker Adam Forshaw.

Marcelo Bielsa's side sit in third place in the table - two points off table-topping West Bromwich Albion. They are unbeaten in their last four league outings, with their last victory coming on home turf against Queens Park Rangers last weekend.

Patrick Bamford is likely to lead the line for the Lilywhites, who have found goals hard to come by at home. But they've also been water-tight at the other end, with Brighton & Hove Albion loanee Ben White showing his quality after replacing the departed Pontus Jansson in the summer.

Club captain Luke Ayling is a former team-mate of Derrick Williams during the pair's time at Bristol City, and they could be direct opponents should Williams once again start the game at left back.

If that is the case, it's expected that Ryan Nyambe will continue to partner Tosin Adarabioyo at the heart of the Rovers defence, whilst John Buckley will be pushing for a start after his heroics against Sheffield Wednesday last week.

A reminder that tickets aren't available to purchase on the day of the game. We advise supporters to not travel if they don't have a ticket.

Kick-off is at 3pm and if you can't make the game then you can track all the action on iFollow Rovers and our social media channels.

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