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21-y/o starts: The Blackburn XI that Tony Mowbray must play v Wigan tomorrow

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Blackburn Rovers host Wigan Athletic tomorrow evening in another local game after last weekend’s disappointment against Preston North End.

Tony Mowbray’s side have dropped off in recent weeks after a pretty dreadful run of form.

Rovers have not won in their last seven games and have lost six of those, this after a run of three successive victories.

Blackburn have slipped down to 17th in the table and off the pace of the play-offs, and 11 points ahead of the relegation zone and play-off places respectively.

A second home game in four days will give Mowbray a chance to make amends for the loss to Preston this past weekend and get a much-needed win to arrest their current slump.

With that said, this is Blackburn XI that Mowbray must field in order to halt their slide.

GK: David Raya

Raya has been a consistent member of the Rovers this season and will surely need to start tomorrow.

CB: Ryan Nyambe

A right-sided centre-half in a 3-5-2 formation which may be used again with Charlie Mulgrew injured.

CB: Derrick Williams

Williams could be the main man in the middle for Rovers tomorrow.

CB: Amari’i Bell

Ousted this past weekend but came on for Mulgrew and could play again here.

RM: Harrison Reed

Reed kicks off the five-man midfield.

RCM: Richie Smallwood

Smallwood should retain his place in the starting XI despite coming off in the 72nd minute last time out.

LCM: Lewis Travis

The 21-year-old has been drip fed Championship football this season and should come back in the side for the first time since the Rotherham defeat at the start of March.

LM: Elliott Bennett

Bennett was on the left of a midfield four last time out and could be there again.

CAM: Bradley Dack

The mercurial attacker will be deployed in the number ten role once more.

ST: Adam Armstrong

In a front pair with Danny Graham at the weekend, expect Armstrong to stay there.

ST: Danny Graham

That lone striker tomorrow will be Graham who will have ample support behind him as they look to get a win over struggling Wigan.

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