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Blackburn Rovers assessed

TONY Mowbray's side have performed admirably in their first season back in the Championship

Position: 15th

Best Day Out: Blackburn Rovers 2-1 West Brom, 1st January 2019

Rovers responded from festive disappointment to earn a crucial three points to start 2019 in style against West Bromwich Albion at Ewood Park. Second half goals from Charlie Mulgrew and Bradley Dack put Rovers in command before the hour mark, before Jay Rodriguez pulled a goal back from the penalty spot.

One To Forget: Brentford 5-2 Blackburn Rovers, 2nd February 2019

After taking an early two-goal lead thanks to strikes from Bradley Dack and Danny Graham, the Bees scored five goals without reply, with the highly-rated Ollie Watkins bagging two of them.

Top Goalscorer: Danny Graham - The much travelled forward seems to have found a home for himself at Ewood Park netting 14 times this season.

Number of clean-sheets: 11 - Only one away from home in 2019

Points picked up at home: 33 - Have beat Leeds and West Brom at Ewood Park

Points picked up on the road: 20 - Only two more than QPR

Key Player: Bradley Dack - The attacking midfielder has adjusted fantastically well to life in the Championship with 13 goals and six assists.

Emerging young talent: Lewis Travis - The 21-year-old has forced his way into the side in the middle of the park and has looked a class act especially during the second half of the campaign.

Previous Result: Nottingham Forest 2-1 Blackburn Rovers - 13th April 2019

Goals from Joe Rothwell and Danny Graham earned Rovers a second win in as many games and all but ended Forest’s chances of promotion.

Last time out against the R’s: Blackburn 1-0 QPR - 3rd November 2018

QPR’s unbeaten run came to an end at Blackburn as they went down to a late penalty at Ewood Park. In a game of few chances for either side played in difficult conditions owing to the wind and rain, it was decided from the spot by Bradley Dack who converted from 12 yards after Josh Scowen had brought down Ben Brereton in the box.