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Match preview: Owls v Rovers

15 March 2019

After a week that saw the Owls collect four points on the road from trips to Derby and Bolton, Steve Bruce’s side return to Hillsborough on Saturday.

Wednesday picked up a point at Pride Park on Saturday (1-1) before defeating strugglers Bolton in midweek (2-0) at the University of Bolton Stadium.

Those results saw the Owls maintain their impressive run in the Championship that currently stands at ten unbeaten, with seven clean sheets along the way.

Rovers have been on a tough run of form since the start of February and suffered six defeats from seven league outings before defeating Wigan 3-0 in midweek to get back to winning ways.

That run, however, has seen Tony Mowbray’s men slip to 16th in the Championship.

Blackburn came out on top 4-2 against the Owls in the previous meeting earlier this season at Ewood Park.

But an area of concern for Mowbray has been the defensive stats away from home as no Championship club has conceded more away goals than Rovers (38 – level with Hull and Wigan).

Here is swfc.co.uk’s match preview:

Team news

Owls: Lucas Joao (knee) will remain sidelined, while Tottenham loanee Josh Onomah will miss Saturday but could return to action following the international break.

After six appearances from the bench, the Owls boss is considering a place in the starting XI for Sam Winnall, who is working to return to full fitness.

Fernando Forestieri (hamstring) will not feature while Gary Hooper is pencilled in to play in a behind closed doors friendly next week.

Blackburn: Tony Mowbray is set to hand out several late fitness tests with Jack Rodwell and Danny Graham (both hamstring) out to prove their fitness.

Amari'i Bell is doubtful after limping off in the 3-0 win over Wigan, while Charlie Mulgrew (hamstring) may not be fit to return and Darragh Lenihan (knee) remains sidelined.

Pre-match interview - Rolando Aarons


Tickets – Double Discount for Members!

Gold and Silver Adult Members are reminded that Saturday’s league clash is a ‘Double Discount’ fixture.

Members can take advantage of significant savings, with discounts of £10 off matchday ticket prices.

Ticket Office

Please note, due to the imminent  Season Ticket deadline, lengthy queues are expected in the Ticket Office.

Supporters are advised to purchased online where possible.

Follow the game live


Subscribers in the UK and overseas can listen live with our iFollow team of Rob O’Neill and John Pearson calling the action.

The game will be streamed on iFollow to overseas subscribers.

Supporters

Supporters are, as always, reminded of their conduct while following the Owls home and away.

This includes behaviour inside and outside of the stadium, the launching of missiles, pyrotechnics, coins or bottles.

Anyone found to be in breach of ground regulations and/or the law, will be met with potential club and legal action.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Parking

Any cars parked illegally in areas surrounding the stadium run the risk of parking tickets.

Please note that traffic wardens are extra vigilant on matchdays.

S6 Foodbank

The Owls are teaming up with S6 Foodbank this Saturday, encouraging supporters to donate what they can to help the local community.



Twin gazebos will be present from midday through to kick-off on the South Stand bridge and across the stadium at the Owls Megastore for fans to bring non-perishable food items.

Last five v Blackburn

2018/19
Blackburn 4-2 Owls | 1 December 2018 | Championship

2016/17
Owls 2-1 Blackburn | 14 February 2017 | Championship
Blackburn 0-1 Owls | 27 September 2016 | Championship

2015/16
Owls 2-1 Blackburn | 5 April 2016 | Championship
Blackburn 2-2 Owls | 28 November 2015 | Championship

Last time out


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