Preview: Blackburn Rovers vs. Bolton Wanderers

Bolton Wanderers take on Blackburn Rovers on Monday afternoon in the Sky Bet Championship. With that being said, highlight five talking points to take into the clash.

  1. Squad Update

Coming off the back of Friday’s game against Aston Villa, Wanderers could be without duo David Wheater and Gary O’Neil.

Wanderers skipper went off in the first half with a leg injury and had to be replaced by Mark Beevers.

Furthermore, Gary O’Neil also had to be take off during the first period of Friday’s game, after a suffering a head injury in a collision with Neil Taylor.

  1. Game to Remember – Blackburn Rovers 0-1 Bolton Wanderers 22.10.06 (Ivan Campo)

Wanderers headed to Ewood Park in November 2006, to take on Mark Hughes’ Rovers side.

Nicolas Anelka played a delightful ball across to El Hadji Diouf, who headed the ball against the post.

Rovers responded through Zurab Khizanishvili, who header was cleared off the line by Wanderers midfielder Gary Speed.

Just past the hour mark, Wanderers took the lead through a powerful header by Ivan Campo that Brad Friedel was unable to stop.

Late into the game and Rovers won two penalties, which Jussi Jaaskelainen saved from both Benni McCarthy and Jason Roberts in empathic fashion.

To see the highlights, click the YouTube link below!

  1. New Face at Ewood Park

During the January transfer window, Rovers added a permanent signing to the club.

Having joined originally on loan in summer, Ben Brereton made his move to Ewood Park permanent in January.

He has been a regular member of Tony Mowbray’s side throughout this Sky Bet Championship season, making 23 appearances in the league so far.

He has made an impression on the international scene with England Under-19s, winning the age group’s European Championships in 2017.

As well as that, Brereton won the EFL Championship Apprentice of the Year in 2016/17, following his impressive season with Nottingham Forest.

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  1. Opponent’s recent form

When looking to Blackburn’s current form, they have won their last three matches in the Sky Bet Championship.

Their previous home game was a 2-0 victory against Derby County, with goals from Joe Rothwell and Bradley Dack achieving three points for Tony Mowbray’s men.

They currently sit 14th in the division, with 56 points on the board so far.

When looking to their home record in the last five games, Rovers have come away with six points in their five matches.

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