Blackburn Preview vs Nottingham Forest

This Saturday sees a return to Ewood Park, with Rovers taking on Nottingham Forest.

Ewood has been turned into something of a fortress as of late, with the Blues not losing a competitive game there since AFC Wimbledon were the visitors a little over a year ago.

After a weakened side put out a strong display midweek in the Carabao Cup, there is plenty of things to look forward to in this upcoming encounter. However, going by recent records, Rovers may have to be sure to be twi goals up in the last five minutes.

Ben Brereton won’t be allowed to feature as he is currently on loan from Forest, but Danny Graham is expected to make a return to the side, after continuing his goal scoring form.

Predicted starting 11:

Raya

Nyambe Lenihan Downing Bell

Reed Evans

Arnstrong Dack Palmer

Graham

It is currently unknown whether skipper Charlie Mulgrew will be able to return to the squad again or not, and with Derrick Williams having to serve a one match suspension, Paul Downing may be likely to return to the first team after a brief spell last season.

Amari’i Bell has been playing well as a full back, so fans will be eager to see him step up to the plate again, with the quick Kasey Palmer just in front, who impressed last time out.

Also, Harrison Reed has played well on the ball this season, as well as bagging himself a goal against Stoke.

Overall, I think it should be an attacking game with and with Forest looking good so far this season, concentration levels will have to be high.

With a good performance, I can see a 2-0 win for Blackburn, though Forest can be a threat.

Picture Credit: Blackburn Rovers

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