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Match Preview: Blackburn Rovers v Fleetwood Town

30 October 2017

Match Previews

Match Preview: Blackburn Rovers v Fleetwood Town

30 October 2017

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Fleetwood Town return to action on Tuesday night as they head to Lancashire rivals Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.

Town left it late on Saturday to secure a 2-0 win over Oxford United thanks to goals from Bobby Grant – on his 100th league appearance for Fleetwood – and Jordy Hiwula.

Rovers were frustrated in their last outing as they were held to a 0-0 draw at Wigan Athletic. Blackburn also had midfielder Elliott Bennett sent off for a second yellow. 

Town boss Uwe Rosler says…

"Our club has never played against Premier League champions, so it is a chance for us to show what we can do against a historical club.

"They are a big favourite in the league with the biggest budget and a good record against the teams in the top half.

"I like Tony [Mowbray]'s style of play and he has done a good job bringing a calmness to the club.

"It's a great opportunity for us to play in a big stadium where their fans will expect a comfortable win, so it is up to us to spoil the party."

Blackburn gaffer Tony Mowbray says…

"Tuesday is an opportunity for us. We have to have confidence and belief and look for three points.

"It's about balance and we'll keep searching for the winning formula.

"Hopefully things start to unfold to give us a clearer picture of the league and I think we can get stronger as the season goes on."

Team News

Uwe Rosler should have a full side to pick from for Tuesday’s match, with no suspensions after Cian Bolger returned from a one-game ban in Saturday’s game at Oxford.

Tony Mowbray will be without Elliott Bennett after his red card on Saturday. Dominic Samuel is also suspended. Long-term absentee Darragh Lenihan is still out with a broken foot.

One To Watch

Midfielder Bradley Dack signed for Blackburn this summer for a fee of £750,000 from Gillingham. His accolades for the Gills included Young Player of the Season for three successive campaigns as well as being named League One Player of the Season and inclusion into the League One team of the season.

With his awards racking up, it’s easy to see why Tony Mowbray splashed the cash to bring in such a talented player. His three goal haul this season includes equalisers against Plymouth and Shrewsbury.

We’ve Met Before

Blackburn and Fleetwood have only met once at senior level, in last season’s Checkatrade Trophy where Town won 1-0 at Highbury. Devante Cole with the goal that night.

Fancy A Flutter?

If you’re feeling confident that Fleetwood will take all three points at Ewood Park, Uwe Rosler’s side can be backed at 4/1 to win, while the hosts are priced at 8/11.

Town recorded a 2-0 win on Saturday and for them to win by the same score line again sits at a whopping 25/1 with Sky Bet. It’s just 6/1 for a 2-0 home win.

Conor McAleny to find the net anytime in the 90 minutes is 3/1, while Devante Cole is 11/2. Bradley Dack and McAleny both to score in the match sits at 11/1.

A full list of odds can be found on the Sky Bet website.

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