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Head-to-head: Blackburn Rovers v Fleetwood Town

30 October 2017

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Uwe Rosler’s side travel 30 miles down to road to face local rivals Blackburn Rovers in the EFL for the first in the club's history.

Fleetwood and Blackburn Rovers have played each other once in the Checkatrade Trophy in the 2016/17 season. Devante Cole’s goal was the difference on the night, which gave Town all three points in Group D. 

This will be the first time the two sides have met in the Football League. When Fleetwood were promoted to the league in 2012, Rovers were in the Championship after an eleven-year spell in the Premier League. 

Ahead of the game on Tuesday evening, we will take a look the only competitive game these two sides have met in.

Previous Meeting

Fleetwood Town 1 (Cole 45')

Blackburn Rovers U23s 0

Tuesday 30th August 2016

Checkatrade Trophy (EFL Trophy)

Fleetwood Town line-up:

Neal, Eastham, Davis, Bolger, Jonsson (Glendon 32’), Woolford, Duckworth, Dempsey, Grant (Nirennold 68’), Cole (Kip 61’), Hunter.

Subs not used: 

Deacon, Cairns, Sowerby, Haughton.           

Blackburn Rovers line-up:

Raya, Wharton, Nyambe, Doyle, Platt, Mahoney, Hardcastle, Tomlinson, Rankin-Costello, Thomson (Rittenberg 87’), Mansell. 

Subs not used:  

Howarth, Grayson, Askew, Magloire, Travis, Fisher.

Last time out for Blackburn Rovers

Wigan Athletic 0

Blackburn Rovers 0 

Sky Bet League One

Saturday 28th October 2017

Blackburn Rovers line-up:

Raya, Downing, Williams, Nyambe, Mulgrew, Conway (Caddis 78’), Bennett (S/O 58’), Smallwood, Dack (Graham 63’), Whittingham, Antonsson (Chapman 60’)

Last time out for Fleetwood Town

Fleetwood Town 2 (Grant 88’, Hiwula 90+3’)

Oxford United 0

Sky Bet League One

Saturday 28th October 2017

Fleetwood Town line-up: 

Cairns, Cargill, Bolger (c), Eastham, Glendon (O’Neill 89’), Coyle, Dempsey, Bell, Cole (Hiwula 77’), McAleny (Hunter 77’), Grant

Recent form (from left to right)

Blackburn Rovers  – D W D L L 

Fleetwood Town – W L D D W 

League top-scorers

Blackburn Rovers – Dominic Samuel (4 goals)

Fleetwood Town – Devante Cole (8 goals)

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