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26 December 2020 Venue Ewood Park Attendance

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Match preview: Blackburn v Wednesday

24 December 2020

Buoyed by the first win under Tony Pulis last weekend, the Owls head to Ewood Park on Boxing Day looking to build on that 1-0 win over Coventry last week.

After a run of four straight defeats, Wednesday turned in a much-improved display on Saturday against in-form Coventry.

The three points lifted us off the bottom of the Championship table and four points from safety heading into the busy Christmas fixture period.

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Blackburn have been strong this campaign and go into Boxing Day five points outside of the play-off picture.

But their form throughout December has seen Rovers slip away slightly from the top six with three defeats from their last four outings.

Though, Blackburn’s home form is good with four wins from their last five at Ewood Park, with the defeat coming against Norwich two weeks ago.

MATCH DETAILS

- Date: Saturday 26 December
- Kick-off, 3.00pm
- Championship
- Ewood Park

OFFICIALS

Referee - Tony Harrington
Assistant Referee 1 - Shaun Hudson
Assistant Referee 2 - Jonathan Hunt
Fourth Official - Oliver Langford

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TEAM NEWS

SWFC: Julian Börner and Massimo Luongo are unlikely to be available for the trip to Blackburn.

The Owls will check on the fitness of Josh Windass, Barry Bannan and Kadeem Harris.

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The trio have minor injury concerns and will be assessed ahead of the Boxing Day fixture.

Blackburn Rovers: Rovers are hopeful of having Daniel Ayala and Ben Brereton back available for selection.

Ayala missed out last weekend through injury in the 1-0 defeat away at Stoke. Bradley Johnson deputised in the central defence.

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Brereton hasn't featured since the beginning of this month after picking up a knock but has returned to training.

Elliott Bennett (ankle) is ruled out and not expected back until the end of January.

PRE-MATCH

Owls boss Tony Pulis: Tony has been there a few years so he’s had time to put things in place, I’ve got a lot of respect for him, he’s a good man.

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“They’ve been scoring goals for fun and they’ve got some good players. If they get a little bit of good fortune they can easily end up in the top six.

“We’ve got to concentrate on the three games coming up and try and get as many points as we can and take stock of where we are.”

Rovers boss Tony Mowbray: I'm sure Tony will be hoping they can build on that win and gain some momentum and use it to propel them forward into this game.

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"There are no easy games in this league. They're just our next game for me. For this team that we have got here I tell them not to worry about the names on the back, don't worry about the colour of the shirts - let's just go and play our game and impose ourselves on the opposition.”

FORM GUIDE

Wednesday: LLLLW
Rovers: DLLWL

LAST FIVE v Blackburn

Owls 0-5 Blackburn – 18 January 2020 – Championship
Blackburn 2-1 Owls – 2 November 2019 – Championship
Owls 4-2 Blackburn – 16 March 2019 – Championship
Blackburn 4-2 Owls – 1 December 2018 – Championship
Owls 2-1 Blackburn – 14 February 2017 – Championship

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Match Reports

Report: Blackburn 1-1 Wednesday

26 December 2020

A stunning goal apiece punctuated an otherwise low key Boxing Day affair as Blackburn and Wednesday drew 1-1 at Ewood Park.

Adam Reach opening the scoring with a glorious first half hit from range before Joe Rothwell posted a late individual goal of real quality to equalise.

Either side might have won it in the closing stages but the rearguards at both ends held firm to give each a share of the spoils.

Blackburn took the game to the Owls although the hosts were largely limited to shots from range and set pieces.

Darragh Lenihan lifted a header over the bar following a dangerous Adam Armstrong delivery and that apart, Wednesday’s goal was comfortably intact throughout the first 45.

Rovers had the lion’s share of possession but were largely frustrated, and even more so six minutes before the break when the Owls took the lead against the run of play.

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A defensive mix-up saw the ball land at the feet of Reach, who looked up to pick his spot into the top corner from all of 25 yards.

Stunned keeper Thomas Kaminski could only watch as the net rippled and Wednesday had the ideal platform for the second half.

Josh Windass hooked a snapshot wide straight after the resumption and had that gone in, Blackburn would have faced a real challenge.

The Owls were rigid and resolute and enjoyed more possession as the second half unfolded.

Reach dragged past the post after a clever interchange with Barry Bannan as Wednesday posed more of the questions.

Blackburn made a triple substitution on the hour in a bid to forge a route back into the game.

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The move certainly gave Rovers added impetus and they came within a lick of paint of equalising on 65 minutes when Armstrong swivelled in the box to unleash but struck the foot of the post.

The home side's luck would change, though, with 15 minutes to go. Rothwell slalomed his way through the Owls backline at pace and calmy slotted beyond Keiren Westwood to level.

Rather than trigger a Blackburn onslaught, the goal gave Wednesday new zest and Windass fired narrowly over the bar.

Tom Lees found the net with a close range header but thoughts of a second winning goal in as many games were promptly snuffed out by a raised flag.

Rovers hit back with another Armstrong effort, this time on the angle having burst into the box, but Westwood tipped wide to preserve the point.

Wednesday: Westwood, Palmer, Lees, Dunkley, van Aken (Shaw 69), Reach (Harris 82), Bannan, Pelupessy, Odubajo, Paterson, Windass (Brown 87)

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