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MATCH PREVIEW: BLACKBURN ROVERS (H)

27 December 2019

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Everything you need to know ahead of Town vs Blackburn Rovers

- Preview ahead of Town vs Blackburn Rovers
- All the info on Tony Mowbray’s side
- Tickets still available for the game

Huddersfield Town welcome Blackburn Rovers on Sunday 29 December 2019 in the Sky Bet Championship at the John Smith’s Stadium; 3pm kick off.

The Terriers go into Sunday’s game wanting to go back to winning ways due to a narrow defeat to Middlesbrough.

Tony Mowbray’s side will also be after three points following draws with Birmingham City and Wigan Athletic in their last two games.

This is the second time the two sides have met this season. They last met just two months ago, in October, when the Terriers travelled to Ewood Park for a goal filled 2-2 draw.

THE OPPOSITION

Blackburn Rovers currently sit ninth in the Sky Bet Championship, just three points out of the Play-Offs zone.

Rovers have had a successful run of form of late remaining unbeaten for their last eight games.

Tony Mowbray’s side, however, will be looking to change their away fortunes. They have only picked up 13 points on their travels this season; winning four and drawing one.

Their recent good run of form has fired them up the Sky Bet Championship table as they look to challenge the sides above them.

ONES TO WATCH

Derrick Williams

The centre-back signed for Blackburn Rovers from Bristol City in 2016. He scored his first goal for the Club in a 1-1 draw against Cardiff City, where he found the equaliser in the 90th minute. He made 39 league appearances in his first season and was named Player of the Season. So far in the 2019/20 campaign he’s made 17 starts and found the back of the net three times for Rovers.

Stewart Downing

The versatile player signed for Rovers at the start of this season. He has previously played for Middlesbrough, Aston Villa, West Ham United and Liverpool, as well as being an England international. He scored his first goal for the Rovers in an EFL Cup second round tie against Oldham Athletic. This season he has made 19 starts, scored one goal and made four assists.

Adam Armstrong

The 22-year-old has been a mainstay of Mowbray’s starting XI since signing with them permanently ahead of the 2018/19 season following a successful loan spell with the Club in the season prior. So far this season he’s had 21 starts, six goals and two assists.

TEAM NEWS - TOWN

Tommy Elphick (knee), Alex Pritchard (knee), Fraizer Campbell (hip) and Collin Quaner (hip) were all unavailable for the Middlesbrough game. Jonathan Hogg came off against Boro with knock.

TEAM NEWS – MIDDLESBROUGH

Bradley Dack is out for the foreseeable future as he recovers from surgery on a ruptured ACL.

Tosin Adarabioyo and Corry Evans didn’t feature against Birmingham City due to injury woes but could make a return on Sunday.

TICKETS

Limited tickets are still on sale – CLICK HERE to get yours now and come and cheer on the Terriers!

KIT

Town will be back to wearing their famous blue-and-white stripes on Sunday – CLICK HERE to buy yours ahead of the game!

iFOLLOW HTAFC

Supporters based in the UK and internationally can purchase a Match Pass for the game.

UK followers will be able to purchase the Match Pass for £10.


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