Doncaster Rovers v Blackburn Rovers Match Preview

by The Rovers Review

Doncaster Rovers want to halt Blackburn's promotion party tonight as Tony Mowbray's side visit the Keepmoat for Rovers' latest test.

Rovers manager Darren Ferguson is in awe of the Blackburn side Mowbray has assembled, but he still keeps his confidence that his squad can still get a result,

"I think they've set the standards and set consistency very well and that's the key,  consistency to results and they've managed to do that and they deserve to be where they are in the league.

"It's a game I'm really looking forward to and I've said to the players they should do as well. I think they'll bring good support, they're bringing a good team and a very good manager with them.

"It's a very good game for us too: a good atmosphere and two good footballing teams but it will be a difficult game we know but it's a winnable game."

Ferguson has also said he no qualms about "freshening it up" again ahead of a tough clash against Blackburn Rovers.

Midfielder Tommy Rowe has been officially ruled out for four months after undergoing an operation on a recurring tendon injury, meaning he'll miss the remainder of the season for Rovers. Previously, Rowe had only missed one league game for Rovers since signing permanently almost two years ago.

Rovers' defense will have to deal with League One's third top goalscorer on Tuesday as Bradley Dack could be playing, who has managed to net 18 goals so far this term.

In the reverse fixture Donny came out 3-1 victors on the second day of the season as goals from John Marquis, James Coppinger and Alfie May helped the South Yorkshire side run riot.

The last time Blackburn came to Doncaster was when both teams were in the Championship during the 2013/14 season and Rovers won 2-0 with goals coming from Theo Robinson and James Husband on either side of the half.  Blackburn haven't won in Doncaster in over 60 years - a 5-1 win in Division 2 in 1958.

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