Blackburn Preview vs Brentford

Four games – Three draws, one win. Not a bad start, but not exactly a good one either. From throwing the match away in the final moments on the opening day away to Ipswich, to scraping a draw at home to strugglers Reading, it may be time to ask ourselves, did we set our aspirations to high for this season?

Next up it’s the second of three home games in the space of a week, with Brentford being the visitors. The London side have had a good start to the season with two wins and two draws, most noticeably the 5-1 thrashing they gave to Rotherham on the opening day.

With the start that they have had, as well as several absentees from the first team, it’s hard to see us picking anything up in this game.

The last time the two sides met was on the last day of the 16/17 season, where Rovers were fighting for a place in the Championship and came out as 3-1 winners at Griffin Park.

Predicted starting line-up:

Raya

Nyambe Mulgrew Downing Bell

Conway Rothwell Evans Palmer

Nuttall Graham

In truth, this starting line-up is more of a complete guess than a prediction. With Dack and Palmer hoping to be back, Adam Armstrong looking a big doubt and Derrick Williams certainly being sidelined, there is nothing set in stone about this.

If Joe Rothwell doesn’t start after his performance against Reading, Mowbray should seek medical attention and if Bradley Dack isn’t back in time for the game, I see us taking nothing.

In my opinion, I think David Raya had a poor game against Reading and needs to be more alert, but last season he certainly has shown what he can do but we need to see more in order for him to retain to the number one jersey.

Picture Credit: Blackburn Rovers

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