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Match Preview: Blackburn Rovers vs Brentford

All the info ahead of tonight's trip to Ewood Park

27 November 2019

We head to Lancashire tonight looking for a sixth win in seven Sky Bet Championship outings and a place in the Play-Off places. Below you will find all the info you need to know as we take on Tony Mowbray's men.


  • Blackburn have lost one of their past 12 home league matches against us (W9 D2 L1), a 3-2 defeat in March 2015.
  • We are looking to win consecutive league matches against Blackburn, having beaten them 5-2 in February.
  • Blackburn Rovers haven't won three consecutive league games at Ewood Park since January.
  • We are looking to win four consecutive away league matches for the first time since September 2011 under Uwe Rosler.
  • Bradley Dack has been directly involved in eight goals in the Championship this season (seven goals, one assist); double the amount of any other Blackburn player.
  • Ollie Watkins has scored 11 league goals this season - only in 2016/17 for Exeter City has he managed more in a single campaign (13, excluding play-offs).



After achieving a 15th-placed finish last term during their first season back in the second tier, Blackburn Rovers fans expected Tony Mowbray's side to kick on again this term, but it hasn't quite happened that way so far this campaign. 

Rovers head into tonight's game in 17th position, having won just twice in their last nine Championship outings. Granted those two wins have come in their two most recent home games; a 2-1 success over Sheffield Wednesday and Saturday's 3-2 victory over Barnsley. That nine game run has also seen them ship 18 goals, with 14 going in at the right end from a Rovers perspective. 

As has been the case for the last couple of seasons, much in an attacking sense rests on the shoulders of Bradley Dack. The 25-year-old has eight goals to his name already this campaign, and is averaging better than a goal every 2.5 games during his time at Ewood Park so far. 


Head Coach, Tony Mowbray .jpg

Tony Mowbray was appointed Head Coach of Blackburn Rovers on 22 February 2017. A distinguished defender in his playing days, Mowbray made 670 professional appearances, achieving back-to-back promotions as captain of his hometown club Middlesbrough in the late 1980s. His career also took in stays at Celtic and Ipswich Town before he was handed his first managerial job at Hibernian in 2004.

In October 2006, Mowbray was appointed Manager of West Bromwich Albion. He led The Baggies to the Championship title in his second season at The Hawthorns. Celtic came calling in June 2009, before Mowbray returned to former club Middlesbrough in October 2010. Mowbray left Boro in October 2013 and took charge of Coventry City from March 2015 to September 2016. Under his leadership, Blackburn secured an immediate return to the Championship following relegation in 2016/17.


Thomas Frank is able to welcome back Christian Nørgaard following his one-game suspension but Julian Jeanvier (suspension), Sergi Canos, Nikos Karelis, Josh Clarke, and Joel Valencia are all out.

Blackburn are boosted by the return of Ryan Nyambe. Nyambe was suffering from a virus on his return from international duty with Namibia, missing Rovers' 3-2 victory over Barnsley at the weekend as a result. The right-back should be available having rejoined training, but midfielder Joe Rothwell could be sidelined with a calf issue that saw him limp off on Saturday. Greg Cunningham (knee), Derrick Williams (calf) and Joe Grayson (hamstring) miss out through injury.



🆚 Richard Sharpe of the Lancashire Telegraph previews Rovers

⚖ Matthew Donohue takes charge of The Bees for the first time tonight



Tickets for tonight's trip to Ewood Park will be on sale from the Away End Ticket Office at the Darwen End of the ground from 6pm on Wednesday, cash and card payment available.

Upper Tier Adults Senior
(65 and over)
18-25's Junior
(aged 12-17)
Under 12s
Matchday £28 £20 £15 £9 £7


Domestic fans can watch tonight's Sky Bet Championship trip to Blackburn Rovers live on iFollow with a Match Pass.

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Match Reports

Blackburn Rovers 1 Brentford 0

Your Blackburn Rovers v Brentford match report, powered by Utilita

27 November 2019

A single goal from Bradley Dack 11 minutes in was enough to condemn Brentford to a Sky Bet Championship defeat against Blackburn Rovers. The Bees were second best for much of the opening exchanges and the home side made them pay, scoring early on. But Brentford will argue that they did enough after the interval to earn a share of the spoils.

As the contest progressed, Brentford began to take control. They hit the woodwork, had an effort cleared off the line and had other shots whistle just past the post. It could be said that they did not hit the target enough, and Blackburn also had chances at the other end, but The Bees will think they let a point slip away on a wet night at Ewood Park.

The home side started the brighter and by the time they took the lead, they probably deserved it. Brentford had a lot of possession in the early stages but were unable to make progress. They generally kept it in their own half, often their own defensive third, and played in front of a well-drilled Rovers side.

The hosts tried to stay narrow but were prepared to work incredibly hard to prevent Brentford getting the ball wide. They outnumbered Brentford in midfield and then looked to overload wide when they could. And that is how the goal came.

Blackburn could have scored just before when a cross enabled them to double up on Rico Henry and Adam Armstrong fed Dack, but his shot was weak and Danny Graham was offside as he tried to convert. They did not, however, have to wait long. They turned defence in to attack as they broke from right back, Armstrong found Lewis Travis on the left as the play was spread and Stewart Downing arrived on the overlap to deliver a low cross that Dack converted. The goal was superbly executed and clinically finished as Rovers made the most of the space offered.

Brentford did, however, respond well to the goal. There was a touch more purpose to their passing and the ball was moved forward more efficiently. There were also signs that Blackburn could not maintain their all-action start. The Bees could have levelled when a deep Mathias Jensen free kick was met at the far post by the late-arriving Henrik Dalsgaard, but he could not turn it in. A Dalsgaard pass then released Ollie Watkins in behind but Tosin Adarabioyo made a tackle to stop a clean shot and Christian Walton saved.

Dalsgaard headed another cross wide, this time from Saïd Benrahma, later in the half and there was a great chance for Jan Žambůrek, on his full Championship debut. He made a clever run to get on to a chipped Jensen pass but volleyed wide from ten yards. Brentford were starting to take control but it took a fine tackle from Ethan Pinnock to stop Dack shooting from eight yards after a lucky ricochet for the hosts in the penalty area.

There was an even better chance for the home side when Downing delivered a free kick from the left and Dack found space ten yards out, but he headed over when he should have at least hit the target. But as the half wore on, Brentford were forcing the hosts back. They were deeper and deeper as half time approached and The Bees started to find space in attacking areas. Henry got in behind but failed to pick out a man with the ball back and a cross-cum-shot from Christian Nørgaard drifted past the far post with Walton scrambling.

Brentford went in at half time behind but with the initiative and showing they could break Rovers down after the break. And they nearly levelled within five minutes of the restart. After referee Matthew Donohue inexplicably failed to caution Ryan Nyambe for a deliberate handball when Benrahma would have created a shooting position from 20 yards, the Algerian attacker lined up a free kick and smashed it against the post with Walton beaten. After the double escape for the home side, Jensen delivered a corner and Pontus Jansson headed it wide.

And Mr Donohue compounded his leniency for an increasingly aggressive Rovers by failing to caution Corry Evans when he hacked down Jensen who was leading a break. The fact that the tackling foot was raised off the floor – and Evans was booked later on – added to Brentford’s annoyance. But The Bees had the upper hand and were creating openings. A Jensen corner was met by Jansson and beat Walton, but Travis cleared off the line. When the ball came back in, Pinnock headed wide when Jansson was better placed behind him to meet Watkins’ cross.

There was another chance when Watkins found space in the penalty area and a Henry cut back dropped to Benrahma, but he lifted a shot over. Brentford had the upper hand but the game was very open as they chased a leveller, introducing Bryan Mbeumo and Josh Dasilva on the hour mark. Dack failed to trouble Raya with a header when he found space and met a Downing cross and the Brentford goalkeeper went full stretch to save an Armstrong shot, recovering quickly to gather the dropping ball. There was then a brave block from Pinnock from Joe Rothwell after a good run from deep by the midfield man.

Jensen had a shot blocked and, after the ball was recycled, Benrahma then set up Nørgaard for a shooting chance that bent inches past the far post. Mbeumo cut inside and curled a shot just past the far post before Watkins headed over. But Raya was busy at the other end. He made a low save from Rothwell when the midfield player got on to a low cross and only had the Brentford goalkeeper to beat. Armstrong then got free on the right and saw a shot blocked by Henry, the second effort was whistling in to the net before Raya diverted it away.

Brentford worked a great chance for Mbeumo seconds after a substitution and formation change that saw a Brentford debut for Mads Roerslev. Watkins and Jensen set up Mbeumo, now employed as a left wing back, but his fierce shot from ten yards on the angle was well held by Walton. Walton saved from Benrahma and the Brentford man then hit a defensive wall with a free kick as time started to run out.

Pinnock almost created something with a surging run from deep but when the ball fell to Benrahma, he had a shot blocked. There was still time for Dasilva to see a shot blocked, albeit one he miss-hit, and The Bees continued to probe deep in to stoppage time. But Blackburn held firm and got the win.

Blackburn Rovers: Walton; Nyambe (sub Bennett 78 mins), Lenihan, Adarabioyo, Downing; Evans, Rothwell; Armstrong (sub Holtby 83 mins), Dack, Travis; Graham (sub Brereton 87 mins)

Subs (not used): Leutwiler, Johnson, Bell, Buckley

Bookings: Dack (44 mins), Evans (79 mins)

Brentford: Raya; Dalsgaard, Jansson, Pinnock, Henry (sub Roerslev 79 mins); Jensen, Nørgaard, Mokotjo (sub Dasilva 60 mins); Žambůrek (sub Mbeumo 60 mins), Watkins, Benrahma

Subs (not used): Daniels, Thompson, Sørensen, Oksanen

Bookings: Roerslev (90 mins)

Attendance: 11,401 (270 Bees fans)

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Today’s tickets available at Ewood Park

Tickets will be available from the Away End Ticket Office at the Darwen End of the ground from 6pm

27 November 2019

The Bees face Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park tonight and it’s not too late to purchase your tickets for the match. They will be on sale from the Away End Ticket Office at the Darwen End of the ground from 6pm on Wednesday. Blackburn Rovers will accept cash and card.

Full ticket allocation: 1,094 tickets


Upper Tier Adults Senior
(65 and over)
18-25's Junior
(aged 12-17)
Under 12s
Matchday £28 £20 £15 £9 £7

Please note, any under 12 tickets must be bought with an accompanying adult.

Wheelchair/Ambulant ticket prices are the same as above. There is no charge for the assistant ticket. 


Coaches depart from Layton Road Car Park at 1pm. Book by phone on 0203 665 7371, Monday to Friday, 12pm-8pm.

  Travel Club 
Season Ticket Holders
and Club Members 
Prices £36 £40 £45

Join the Bees Travel Club and save on coach fares. Membership is just £30 for the season, free for those 12 and under, and affords members a number of benefits. For further information please email


More information can be found online here.

Note: All tickets are subject to the Terms and Conditions of issue. The purchase of a ticket constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions and acceptance of the Ground Regulations. Members discount does not apply to away games.

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