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Bristol Rovers wait on Sam Nicholson fitness ahead of Charlton clash

Posted Friday, January 15, 2021 by PA8 hits

Bristol Rovers will check on forward Sam Nicholson ahead of the visit of Charlton.Nicholson suffered a hip injury in training at the end of last week but Rovers are battling to get him fit.Fellow forward James Daly misses out again with an ankle injury.Abu Ogogo and Alex Rodman could be involved after making their first Rovers starts of the season in the Papa John’s Trophy in midweek.Charl...Full Story »

Blackburn working on Jarrad Branthwaite loan deal ahead of Stoke clash

Posted Thursday, January 14, 2021 by PA9 hits

Jarrad Branthwaite is expected to go straight into Blackburn’s squad for Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship home clash with Stoke.Rovers announced on Thursday they had completed the signing of the 18-year-old Everton centre-back on loan until the end of the season.Boss Tony Mowbray has been looking for reinforcement at the back, with Daniel Ayala out until at least the end of the month ...Full Story »

Darren Moore lauds ‘absolutely superb’ Doncaster after claiming Blackburn scalp

Posted Sunday, January 10, 2021 by PA7 hits

Darren Moore hailed a “special win” for Doncaster as the League One side brushed aside coronavirus-related disruption to beat Championship Blackburn 1-0 in the FA Cup third round.Taylor Richards’ 25-yard strike which squirmed under the arms of Aynsley Pears towards the end of the first half proved to be enough as Doncaster registered their second victory in their last three vis...Full Story »

Sheffield United beat Bristol Rovers in FA Cup to secure first win of the season

Posted Sunday, January 10, 2021 by PA5 hits

Sheffield United secured their first win of the season as they reached the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 3-2 victory at Bristol Rovers.Oliver Burke – with his first Blades goal since a September switch from West Brom – and Jayden Bogle added to an early Joe Day own goal as the Premier League’s basement club led three times.Rovers defenders Alfie Kilgour and Max Ehmer equali...Full Story »

John Grant fit for Bristol Rovers’ FA Cup clash with Sheffield United

Posted Saturday, January 09, 2021 by PA10 hits

Bristol Rovers defender Josh Grant is fit to feature in Saturday’s FA Cup third-round clash with Sheffield United.Grant sat out the last two games, a League One loss to MK Dons and victory over Blackpool, due to a hamstring problem.Anssi Jaakkola (Achilles) remains sidelined having missed the last three games.Fellow goalkeeper Joe Day has been brought in on loan from Cardiff until the end ...Full Story »

Bradley Dack set to be named in Blackburn’s starting line-up for Doncaster clash

Posted Friday, January 08, 2021 by PA9 hits

Bradley Dack could make his first start for Blackburn in more than a year in their FA Cup third-round clash with Doncaster.The midfielder sustained a cruciate ligament injury in December 2019 and has made three substitute appearances since returning to action on Boxing Day.Lewis Travis is in a similar boat, and boss Tony Mowbray is certain to make a number of changes to his starting XI.Rovers co...Full Story »

Alex Neil fuming after controversial penalty goes against Preston

Posted Sunday, January 03, 2021 by PA5 hits

Preston boss Alex Neil was left seething after Lewis Grabban’s contentious penalty sealed a 1-0 victory for Nottingham Forest at Deepdale.The Forest striker seemed to hit the ball twice after slipping when making contact, but the goal was allowed to stand by referee Tim Robinson.The controversial strike 20 minutes from time was all that separated the two sides at the final whistle, after D...Full Story »

Paul Tisdale hails Sam Nicholson after Bristol Rovers beat Blackpool

Posted Sunday, January 03, 2021 by PA7 hits

Paul Tisdale sang the praises of Sam Nicholson after the midfielder’s sublime first-half volley secured Bristol Rovers a 2-1 win over Blackpool in an entertaining clash.Gary Madine had fired Blackpool into a ninth-minute lead and the visitors were looking the better side when Brandon Hanlan curled in a 34th-minute equaliser.Two minutes later Nicholson connected with the sweetest of left-fo...Full Story »

Bullish Aitor Karanka not worried over future despite defeat to Blackburn

Posted Sunday, January 03, 2021 by PA3 hits

Birmingham head coach Aitor Karanka insisted he is not concerned about his own position and instead hit out at his side being denied two penalties after a 2-0 defeat at home to Blackburn.Blues suffered a fifth straight home loss in the Sky Bet Championship and have now lost eight home games this season – more than any other team in all four divisions – to lie 18th, four points above ...Full Story »

Late Bradley Dack goal adds shine as Blackburn take three points at Birmingham

Posted Sunday, January 03, 2021 by PA6 hits

Bradley Dack’s first goal for over a year continued Birmingham’s home woes as they slumped to a 2-0 defeat to Blackburn at St. Andrew’s.Substitute Dack, back from a cruciate ligament injury, struck in time added on after Adam Armstrong’s 16th Sky Bet Championship goal of the season left Aitor Karanka’s side facing a fifth straight home loss.Birmingham have now lost ...Full Story »

Lewis Grabban scores controversial penalty as Nottingham Forest beat Preston

Posted Sunday, January 03, 2021 by PA1 hits

Lewis Grabban’s second-half spot-kick handed improving Nottingham Forest a vital 1-0 win at Preston that took them out of the Championship relegation zone.Forest are now unbeaten in five games, though there was a hint of controversy surrounding the match-winner as Grabban appeared to slip as he took his penalty, with a suggestion that he may have hit the ball twice.Preston may feel aggriev...Full Story »

Erhun Oztumer and Zain Westbrooke set for Bristol Rovers return

Posted Wednesday, December 30, 2020 by PA10 hits

Bristol Rovers pair Erhun Oztumer and Zain Westbrooke are in line to return for the visit of Blackpool.The midfield duo missed the 2-0 Boxing Day defeat at MK Dons – Rovers’ only game since December 12 – because of Covid-19 related reasons after testing positive in the club’s outbreak two weeks ago.Goalkeeper Anssi Jaakkola (Achilles) and striker James Daly (ankle) miss t...Full Story »

Liverpool 'assessing' Mohamed Salah future after transfer comments sparked controversy

Posted Sunday, December 27, 2020 by hits

Mohamed Salah refused to rule out a move to Real Madrid or Barcelona in an interview with Spanish publication AS last week. Liverpool are reportedly constantly reviewing Mohamed Salah's future at the club following his controversial transfer comments last week. Salah raised eyebrows on Merseyside earlier this month when he left the door open to a possible exit from Anfield. The Egyptian also e...Full Story »

Russell Martin confident MK Dons can build on victory over Bristol Rovers

Posted Sunday, December 27, 2020 by PA9 hits

Russell Martin believes his “outstanding” MK Dons side have the perfect platform to build from thanks to a comfortable 2-0 win over relegation rivals Bristol Rovers.Ben Gladwin smashed home a beauty in first-half stoppage time and a deserved win was wrapped up through Scott Fraser on the hour.It was the Dons’ first League One win since December 2 and with fixtures coming thick ...Full Story »

Tony Mowbray: Blackburn gifted Sheffield Wednesday their goal

Posted Sunday, December 27, 2020 by PA4 hits

Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray felt his side handed Sheffield Wednesday a goal “on a plate” after a frustrating 1-1 draw.Adam Reach’s strike four minutes before the break spectacularly put the visitors ahead after a defensive mix-up, before Blackburn finally responded in the 76th minute through Joe Rothwell’s powerful run and assured finish.Rovers have won once in their last...Full Story »

Joe Rothwell’s solo strike earns Blackburn a point

Posted Sunday, December 27, 2020 by PA6 hits

Joe Rothwell’s superb solo goal rescued a point for Blackburn in a 1-1 draw against struggling Sheffield Wednesday.The midfielder collected the ball 40 yards from goal in the 76th minute and weaved into the area before slotting home, cancelling out a stunning 41st-minute strike by Adam Reach.Both sides will be frustrated with a result that could have gone either way. Blackburn struck a pos...Full Story »

Ben Gladwin sets MK Dons on the way to victory over Bristol Rovers

Posted Sunday, December 27, 2020 by PA2 hits

MK Dons picked up three crucial points in their survival fight following a comfortable 2-0 win over relegation rivals Bristol Rovers.Ben Gladwin smashed home in first-half stoppage time after the Dons dominated the first 45 minutes.And they deservedly wrapped up the win through Scott Fraser just after the hour mark.Fraser had a shot saved by Jordi Van Stappershoef following a 10th-minute corner ...Full Story »

Doncaster-Accrington called off after positive coronavirus tests for Rovers duo

Posted Saturday, December 26, 2020 by PA9 hits

Doncaster’s Boxing Day clash with Accrington has been called off after two unnamed Rovers players tested positive for coronavirus.The Keepmoat club announced the test results close to three hours before kick-off, adding that more players were displaying symptoms.“The safety and health of our players, staff and everyone around the club is paramount and therefore we have informed the E...Full Story »

Andrew Surman could start for MK Dons against Bristol Rovers

Posted Thursday, December 24, 2020 by PA15 hits

Andrew Surman could come into contention to start MK Dons’ League One clash against Bristol Rovers as his side bid to return to winning ways.Former Bournemouth midfielder Surman came off the bench but could not stop MK Dons slipping to a frustrating 1-0 loss at struggling Plymouth last Saturday.Now Surman may step into the starting XI, with boss Russell Martin looking to spark a return to ...Full Story »

Blackburn without injured Derrick Williams for Sheffield Wednesday clash

Posted Wednesday, December 23, 2020 by PA15 hits

Blackburn defender Derrick Williams is facing an extended period out after having surgery on his quadriceps injury.Boss Tony Mowbray has said the 27-year-old will be out for “months not weeks” with the problem.Bradley Dack is nearing a return, playing 45 minutes for the under-23s against Derby on Monday, and joked he might even be ready for Saturday’s clash with Sheffield Wedne...Full Story »

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