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Rovers name an unchanged side for today's trip to the bet365 Stadium

30 November 2019

Tony Mowbray has named an unchanged starting XI for today's clash against Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium.

Bradley Dack goes in search of adding to his three goals so far this week on his 100th Rovers start in all competitions and also his 300th club career appearance.

There are two other milestones of note, as Danny Graham makes the 450th start of his club career, whilst Adam Armstrong makes his 150th club start of his career.

Mowbray is boosted by Sam Gallagher return, with the striker fit enough to be named as a substitute after missing out on the 18 in midweek against Brentford with a tight hamstring.

Corry Evans keeps his place in the starting XI after impressing against The Bees, with the Northern Irishman up against his national team manager in Michael O'Neill, who was recently appointed City boss.

Having played for the Under-23s against Burnley yesterday afternoon, Stoke-born Ben Brereton is also included as an option off the bench if needed against his hometown team.

For Stoke, O'Neill makes two changes to his team that started against Cardiff City in midweek, with ex-Burnley forward Sam Vokes and James McClean coming in for Lee Gregory and Badou Ndiaye.

McLean returns after being suspended for Tuesday's trip to south Wales and will take his place on one flank, whilst Tom Ince - the son of ex-Rovers boss Paul - will line up on the other side.

Former Rovers loanee Mame Diouf is on the bench for the hosts. The Senegalses forward appeared 30 times during a season-loan loan deal from Manchester United in 2010-11.

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.

Stoke City: Butland, Carter-Vickers, Baath, Martins-Indi, Ward, Ince, Woods, Allen (c), Clucas, McClean, Vokes.

Substitutes: Federici, Edwards, Diouf, Gregory, Hogan, Powell, Ndiaye.

Rovers: Walton, Nyambe, Lenihan (c), Adarabioyo, Downing, Travis, Evans, Armstrong, Dack, Rothwell, Graham.

Substitutes: Leutwiler, Johnson, Gallagher, Bell, Brereton, Holtby, Bennett.

Referee: Kevin Friend.


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