Rovers looking for a reaction as Hull visit Ewood Park

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Tony Mowbray will look for a reaction from his players as Hull City visit Ewood Park this evening following the late disappointment on the weekend.

Rovers led 2-0 at half-time against Luton Town on Saturday, but substitute Luke Berry struck a brace – including a goal in the eighth minute of added time – to deny Rovers the victory.

That goal left a sour taste in the mouth of all involved, and the team will look to put matters right as Hull City visit Ewood Park.

The Tigers surprised many by mauling Preston 4-1 on the opening day, but they are yet to score another goal since the win at Deepdale.

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However, goalless draws at home to AFC Bournemouth and away at Swansea City will give Grant McCann’s side positives defensively, despite the woes at the other end of the pitch.

Rovers have their own woes at both ends of the pitch. As expected, the loss of Adam Armstrong and the lack of a replacement means Rovers have struggled at times to put the ball in the net, shown by the hosts of chances missed when trying to kill the match off.

Defensively, we are without a clean sheet since March, but we have seen this season on a couple of occasions that we can defend, we’re just missing that shutout that Thomas Kaminski deserves.

With the match in focus, it provides Rovers with the opportunity to get back to winning ways against a Hull side expected to struggle this season.

Football is back under the lights, and let’s hope a few of the Rovers players put in some star performances.

Predictions

Predicted XI: Kaminski, Nyambe, Lenihan, Ayala, Pickering, Travis, Rothwell, Clarkson, Gallagher, Dolan, Brereton Diaz

Although I’m not expecting it to be a walkover for Rovers, I do have confidence in us taking all three points.

It might be a flat affair, but I’m expecting a victory nonetheless.

Prediction: Rovers 3-1 Hull City

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