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Team news: Rovers v Sheffield Wednesday

Three changes see returns to the starting team for Lewis Travis, Lewis Holtby and Stewart Downing

2 November 2019

Tony Mowbray has made three changes to his team for today's clash against Sheffield Wednesday at Ewood Park.

Stewart Downing, Lewis Travis and Lewis Holtby all return to the starting XI, with Joe Rothwell, Corry Evans and Amari'i Bell dropping to the bench from the team that started last week's derby clash with Preston North End.

Holtby has missed the last couple of games with a hamstring injury, but bagged his first goal in blue-and-white in our last home outing against Huddersfield Town.

Downing comes up against a former manager of his in Garry Monk, and he's expected to partner Travis in central midfield this afternoon.

Opponents Sheffield Wednesday make two alterations from their side which started the last outing at Leeds United, with Barry Bannan and Atdhe Nuhiu missing out on the team.

Bannan misses out on the squad altogether, with Kieran Lee coming in for the Scot and Julian Borner returning from injury to replace towering hitman Nuhiu.

Ex-Rovers frontman Jordan Rhodes isn't included in the squad for Wednesday, whilst Massimo Luongo misses out through injury.

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.

Rovers: Walton, Bennett (c), Nyambe, Adarabioyo, Williams, Downing, Travis, Armstrong, Dack, Holtby, Gallagher.

Substitutes: Leutwiler, Johnson, Rothwell, Graham, Evans, Bell, Buckley.

Sheffield Wednesday: Westwood, Palmer, Fox, Lee, Harris, Pelupessy, Fletcher, Borner, Reach, Hutchinson (c), Iorfa

Substitutes: Dawson, Winnall, Murphy, Nuhiu, Odubajo, Hunt, Forestieri.

Referee: Andy Woolmer.


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