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Early Blackburn Rovers team news emerges ahead of Millwall clash on Wednesday

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Blackburn’s goalscoring exploits will face a tough test when they host a Millwall side that have conceded just ten times in the Championship this season on Wednesday.

Tony Mowbray’s men are the top scorers in the division this season, averaging almost a game – having scored 27 times in their 14 matches, and added another two to their ever-growing tally in their win over Barnsley on Saturday.

Adam Armstrong continued his outstanding start to the campaign by opening the scoring, before Sam Gallagher endured Rovers would extend their unbeaten run by doubling the lead to ensure that Barnsley’s late strike was nothing more than a consolation.

But it wasn’t a perfect afternoon for the Blackburn boss, who lost defensive pair Scott Wharton and Barry Douglas through injury.

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Douglas was forced off after just 15 minutes with a muscle problem, whist Wharton was replaced with 15 minutes remaining following a clash of heads.

However, Mowbray provided a positive update on the fitness of the duo, and remained optimistic that both players could be fit and available for the game against Gary Rowett’s side.

He told Blackburn’s club website: “Scotty just took a bang really, it’s a clash of heads. I think he’s fine, he’s chatting away in the dressing room and didn’t lose any consciousness.

“It was just a precaution to take him off. He’ll have a good night’s sleep and hopefully we’ll see on Monday if he’s training or not.

“Barry, he’s got an issue with his glute, the muscle in his backside was just uncomfortable for him.

“He’ll go for a scan and we’ll see if it’s a slight tear or whether it’s down to a big of fatigue. There are lots of fatigue injuries in football at the moment for every club,” he added.

“Time will tell on Barry and Scott. We’ll assess them tomorrow and see what we’ve got.”

The Verdict

With Blackburn currently enjoying their best run of results this season, despite the quick turnaround, Mowbray won’t want to change a winning team.

And whilst Millwall have been short of goals recently, with the likes of Troy Parrott and the dangerous Matt Smith in their ranks, they’re still a threat going forward, which is exactly why Mowbray will not be taking the Lions lightly.


I'm Jake Sanders, a Freelance Journalist for Snack Media covering all things at the Football League World having joined the company back in March 2020.

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