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All the fresh Blackburn team news ahead of Bournemouth, what will the Rovers’ XI look like tomorrow?

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Blackburn Rovers will once again be looking for a return to winning ways on Easter Monday, when they host Bournemouth at Ewood Park.

Friday’s 1-0 defeat at Wycombe means that Tony Mowbray’s side go into the game having won just one of their last 13 outings, which has seen them slide down the Championship table and end their play-off hopes in emphatic circumstances.

Bournemouth meanwhile, go into the game seventh in the standings, just one point off the top-six, having won four and lost just one of their last six league games, meaning this is unlikely to be an easy task for a badly out of form Blackburn.

But just what team could Mowbray name to give his side a chance of picking up three very welcome points at Ewood Park on Monday?

Here, we’ve taken a look at all the latest Blackburn team news ahead of this game, in order to find out.

In goal, summer signing Thomas Kaminski has long since established himself as the club’s number one, so will start between the posts at Ewood Park on Monday.

One change Rovers look likely to have to make is at right-back, where Blackburn look set to be without Joe Rankin-Costello for an as yet unconfirmed period of time with an ankle injury suffered in that defeat at Wycombe, meaning Ryan Nyambe should come into the starting XI.

Elsewhere, central defenders Darragh Lenihan and Taylor Harwood-Bellis, and left-back Barry Douglas look to have nailed down their respective positions in the starting lineup.

In midfield, Jacob Davenport could be back in contention after missing more than a month’s worth of action with a groin problem, a position where Lewis Travis will also be hoping to return after a hip problem.

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Elsewhere in midfield, Joe Rothwell – who looked to be the most likely to make something happen on Friday – and Lewis Holtby, will likely be tasked with supplying the attack from deep.

Upfront, top scorer Adam Armstrong has returned to training after a hamstring issue, and Blackburn will be hoping he comes through the relevant tests to make himself available to feature against the Cherries.

Should he do so, then Sam Gallagher could be the man who drops out following a frustrating individual performance at Adams Park – with the striker having generally been a bigger threat from the bench this season – leaving the creativity and pace of Harvey Elliott and Ben Brereton to complete Blackburn’s attacking three in the hope of finding a way through Bournemouth’s defence.


UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, been writing for Football League World since March 2019. I've previously worked for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Opta, among others.

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