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2019/20 Sky Bet Championship Guide: Blackburn Rovers

Part three of our team-by-team Sky Bet Championship preview

30 May 2019

Blackburn Rovers 2018/19

League Position: 15th

Average league attendance: 14,552

Top league goalscorer: Bradley Dack, 18


Blackburn Rovers’ mid-season Play-Off charge lost momentum as Tony Mowbray’s side had to settle for a 15th-place finish upon their return to the Sky Bet Championship.

Rovers travelled to Griffin Park in early February on the coattails of the top-six, but a 5-2 defeat in West London was followed up with just one victory in ten games.

Four successive victories in April - including a 2-0 win over Derby County - provide grounds for optimism for a positive 2019/20.


The Ground

Ewood Park

Miles from Brentford: 226

Capacity: 31,367

Address: Nuttall St, Blackburn BB2 4JF



Head Coach

Tony Mowbray

Tony Mowbray was appointed Head Coach of Blackburn Rovers on 22 February 2017.

A distinguished defender in his playing days, Mowbray 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 managership, Blackburn secured an immediate return to the Championship following relegation in 2016/17.

Head Coach, Tony Mowbray .jpg


Key Man

Bradley Dack (2018/19 – Apps: 45; Goals: 18; Assists: 10)

Blackburn Rovers secured their third signing of summer 2017 with the arrival of highly rated midfielder Bradley Dack.

The 25-year-old joined from Gillingham on a three-year deal, with the option of a fourth, having cemented his reputation as one of League One’s brightest prospects.

Dack made 185 appearances and scored 38 goals during his time at Priestfield – an association that began in 2008 as a Youth Team player.

He has enjoyed a goal-laden two seasons at Ewood Park, netting 36 goals in all competitions.

One to Watch, Bradley Dack.jpg


Last Meeting



Head to Head

Brentford wins: 13

Draws: 4

Blackburn Rovers wins: 18


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