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Blackburn Rovers team news and anticipated lineup (4-2-3-1) for match against Coventry City; Tomasson to switch to goalkeeper

The latest Blackburn Rovers team news and Jon Dahl Tomasson’s side gear up to face Coventry City in the Championship.

Blackburn Rovers come into their midweek clash with Coventry City in dire need of a return to winning ways. They lost 4-1 at home to the formidable Leicester City at the weekend, stretching their losing run to three games.

Coventry City
Coventry City

Four defeats in five Championship games leaves Rovers sat 18th in the table. They’ve got 10 points to their name in nine outings.

As for Coventry City, they picked up a much-needed win over QPR at the weekend. It was just their second victory of the season but given that they’ve drawn five times, they still sit in a respectable 14th place.

News regarding the Blackburn Rovers
Aynsley Pears‘ forced departure during the loss to Leicester City necessitated a change in goaltender. It has been determined that he will miss out due to a foot issue, which will allow Leo Wahlstedt, who was signed in the summer, to make his Championship debut.

Blackburn manager
Blackburn manager

Sam Gallagher and Ryan Hedges are also expected to miss more time than Harry Leonard.

Predicted XI

Wahlstedt (GK), Brittain, Hyam, Carter, Pickering, Wharton, Travis, Markanday, Moran, Sigurdsson, Szmodics

There is room for rotation in the backline but apart from the change in goal, it could be a largely similar outfit.

Perhaps a change in midfield could help in shielding the backline a bit more, so Sondre Tronstad could be in contention for a start after his outing off the bench at the weekend. Adam Wharton and Lewis Travis have been the preferred pairing though, so Tomasson may persist with those two.

Jon Dahl Tomasson
Jon Dahl Tomasson

Going forward is where there isn’t much room for rotation. It seems Semir Telalovic will have his development carefully managed so Sammie Szmodics could stay up top after netting again at the weekend.

 

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