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Team news: Rovers v Nottingham Forest

The boss hands a return to the starting XI to Danny Graham, in the only change from the weekend game against Luton Town

1 October 2019

Tony Mowbray has made just the one change to his starting XI for tonight's game against Nottingham Forest at Ewood Park.

Danny Graham comes in for Bradley Johnson in the only change from the side that started the weekend defeat to Luton Town.

Graham will lead the line against The Reds and will go in search of his 50th league goal for the club, having netted the winner the last time the two sides.

The defensive pair of Derrick Williams and Greg Cunningham both make their 250th club career starts, with it coming against a former club in the case of the latter.

Joe Rothwell is back in the squad having missed the last couple of outings through illness and will begin tonight on the bench against the side whom he scored the Goal of the Season against last term.

Forest make two changes to their team, one of which is enforced through an injury to Michael Dawson in the Friday night win over Stoke City.

The ex-Tottenham Hotspur and England defender misses out, with Yuri Ribeiro coming in for Sabri Lamouchi's side.

The other outgoing sees Joao Carvalho drop to the bench, with Tobias Figueiredo replacing his Portuguese compatriot.

Kick-off this evening for our first home league game under the lights is at 7.45pm, and if you can't make the match then you can track all the action via iFollow Rovers and our social media channels.

Rovers: Walton, Bennett (c), Lenihan, Williams, Cunningham, Travis, Downing, Armstrong, Dack, Gallagher, Graham.

Substitutes: Leutwiler, Johnson, Rothwell, Samuel, Holtby, Adarabioyo, Evans.

Nottingham Forest: Samba, Ribeiro, Worrall, Figueiredo, Robinson, Sow, Watson (c), Cash, Lolley, Ameobi, Grabban.

Substitutes: Muric, Carvalho, Bostock, Silva, Chema, Adomah, Johnson.

Referee: Stephen Martin.


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