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THE INSIDE TRACK: BLACKBURN

9 March 2017

Our guide to Rovers

NORWICH City host Blackburn Rovers on Saturday, March 11 (3pm) in the Sky Bet Championship.

Here, we take a look at what City will come up against at Carrow Road.

IN THE PRESS
Blackburn Rovers boss Tony Mowbray believes his side will go into their clash with Norwich City in confident mood following a run of three consecutive home games.

Rovers have taken seven points out of their last nine to boost their Sky Bet Championship survival hopes, their fortunes having improved since the arrival of Mowbray in late February.

Speaking to rovers.co.uk, the 53-year-old said: "A
fter the way we played against Cardiff we feel it should have been nine from nine but before we kicked a ball we'd have all taken seven.


"
Now we face two really tough away games. Norwich have had a sticky spell, then we play Fulham, one of the better footballing teams in the league, who will ask lots of questions of us.

"I've told the players to look forward to these games coming up. Let's go and see how resilient we can be and let's see if we can ask questions of them on the transition and counter-attack.

"Let's see if we can get some points away from home as well."

PREVIOUS MEETING
Norwich City began the 2016-17 Sky Bet Championship season with a thumping 4-1 win at Blackburn's Ewood Park in August.

Handed his first league start for the Canaries, Academy graduate Jacob Murphy opened the scoring by crashing home from distance with 12 minutes on the clock.


Wes Hoolahan danced into the box to double the visitors' lead shortly after, before Cameron Jerome added a third inside 25 minutes.

Steven Naismith made it 4-0 shortly before the hour-mark at the end of a fine team move, with Anthony Stokes netting what would prove to only serve as a consolation for the hosts.

ROVERS TRIVIA
Blackburn Rovers were established in 1875, becoming a founder member of the Football League 13 years later.

In 1890 they moved to their current home of Ewood Park, and are the only club still in existence to have won three consecutive FA Cups.

Upon the creation of the Premier League in the 1990s, Rovers became one of just three clubs to have been founder members of that competition as well as the Football League - alongside Aston Villa and Everton.


They were led to the 1995 Premier League title by Kenny Dalglish; their third and arguably most famous top-tier triumph in history.

The club's motto is "Arte et Labore" which translates from Latin as "By Skill and Hard Work."
  
THE SQUAD
Goalkeepers: Jason Steele, David Raya, Andy Fisher.

Defenders: Adam Henley, Gordon Greer, Tommie Hoban, Derrick Williams, Charlie Mulgrew, Elliott Ward, Stephen Hendrie, Ryan Nyambe, Wes Brown, Jack Doyle, Lewis Travis, Tyler Magloire.

Midfielders: Jason Lowe, Liam Feeney, Hope Apkan, Danny Guthrie, Darragh Lenihan, Willem Tomlinson, Connor Mahoney, Corry Evans, Elliott Bennett, Craig Conway, Lewis Hardcastle, Joe Grayson, Joe Rankin-Costello.

Forwards: Anthony Stokes, Danny Graham, Marvin Emnes, Eduardo Lucas Joao, Sam Gallagher, Lewis Mansell.



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