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Key Blackburn Rovers figure delivers update on 29-y/o’s horrific injury
Tony Mowbray has revealed that Corry Evans faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after his recent injury horror. The Blackburn Rovers midfielder fractured his skull and shattered his eye socket in the recent 1-1 draw with Preston North End on January 11. It was an injury that occurred after a collision with Lilywhites’ skipper […]

Sky Sports pundit predicts the outcome of QPR's visit to Blackburn Rovers tonight
Blackburn Rovers will be hoping to keep the pressure on the play-off chasing teams in the Championship when they return to action on Tuesday evening.  The Lancashire-based side thrashed Sheffield Wednesday 5-0 at Hillsborough in their last league game, and will be keen to stay in touch with the top-six for as long as possible […]

Key man hits a milestone: The Blackburn Rovers XI Mowbray could name to face QPR
Blackburn Rovers will be aiming to build on their stunning 5-0 win at Sheffield Wednesday last time out on Tuesday night, when they host QPR at Ewood Park. That victory at Hillsborough just over a week ago has seen Rovers climb to 11th in the Championship table, six points adrift of the play-off places, a […]

Two pros and two cons to Blackburn Rovers swooping for 28-y/o
Blackburn Rovers are one of a number of sides interested in a move for Northampton Town goalkeeper David Cornell, a report from Football Insider has claimed. Cornell joined Northampton from Oldham Athletic back in the summer of 2016, and has since gone onto make exactly 100 appearances in his time with the Cobblers so far. […]

3 reasons why 29-y/o would be a smart addition for Barnsley
Barnsley are reportedly targeting a move for Blackburn Rovers midfielder Richie Smallwood according to TEAMtalk.  The report claims that the likes of Charlton, Wigan and Huddersfield Town are also interested in landing his signature this month. Blackburn are seemingly ready to listen to offers for the 29-year-old who is out of contract at the end […]

'Awesome', 'Bring him home' - Plenty of Blackburn Rovers fans react to rumoured interest in 29-y/o
Blackburn Rovers have been linked with a move for former favourite Jordan Rhodes according to a report from TEAMtalk.  The report claims that the Sheffield Wednesday forward has been told he can leave the club this month, providing that his wage demands are met. Rhodes has struggled for game time in Garry Monk’s side this […]

Report: Sunderland want ex-Middlesbrough man Karanka once called an 'amazing player'
Richie Smallwood was a big fans' favourite at Middlesbrough and the Blackburn Rovers man could return to the North with League One Sunderland.

Report: Championship club want player, he desires Sunderland stay
Sunderland goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin is reportedly on Blackburn Rovers’ radar.

Report: Newcastle and Bournemouth battling for 6ft 4ins player managed by Carlos Carvalhal
Rio Ave centre-back Toni Borevkovic is reportedly wanted by Premier League duo Newcastle United and Eddie Howe's Cherries, plus Blackburn Rovers.

Report: Derby can sign international speedster for just £2.5m; he's up for sale
Championship pair Derby County and Blackburn Rovers reportedly want Lech Poznan's Poland winger Kamil Jozwiak.

Report: Manager wants to sign player he brought to Sunderland
Marc McNulty and Jon McLaughlin have been linked with moves away from Sunderland.

Report: Manager wants to sign Rangers player, seven years after giving him his debut
Jordan Jones is facing an uncertain future at Scottish Premiership giants Rangers, with Blackburn Rovers reportedly hoping to reunite him with Tony Mowbray.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND-UP: West Brom drop to second after Cardiff loss as Wigan beat Sheffield Wednesday
CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND-UP: Slaven Bilic's men have chosen the worst possible time to hit a bad run of form and are now down the second and winless in seven Championship matches.

Former Inter Milan star and Turkey legend Hakan Sukur reveals he now drives for Uber
Turkey football legend Hakan Sukur has opened up on the bizarre path his life has taken since retiring from the sport, taking him from a political 'exile' to running a cafe and driving for Uber in the USA.

THE SECRET SCOUT: Christian Walton shows good reflexes in goal for a big man
Our scout is a top football expert who attends matches searching for the next star. This week they give you the lowdown on Brighton keeper Christian Walton, who is playing on loan at Blackburn.

FA CUP ROUND-UP: Tom Eaves scores a hat-trick as Hull leave it late to beat Rotherham in round three
League One Rotherham United had their hearts broken by Championship Hull City in the FA Cup third round, despite fighting valiantly after going down to 10 men.

Man City earn more than 800 points as West Ham ship 520 goals - Premier League table of the decade
A look at the all-decade Premier League table, which includes the 37 sides to compete in the top flight across the last 10 seasons, has shown the stranglehold Manchester has had in recent years.

Premier League caretakers: Di Matteo flourished but Carver sunk without trace
Some caretakers managers have proved successful and gained the job permanently. Others have proved disastrous. Sportsmail take a look at some of the best and some of the worst.

Tosin Adarabioyo: ‘In five years I’d like to be Man City captain. It can happen’
Manchester City’s defender, on loan at Blackburn, discusses his future, how racism is getting worse and being spotted aged five

Tosin Adarabioyo may be on loan again from Manchester City but the 22-year-old remains focused on the boyhood dream. “In five years’ time I’d like to be captain of Man City and have won the Premier League and the Champions League. Definitely it can happen,” he says.

Here high ambition is married to a recognition of the hard yards required to reach the top. Sitting in plush seats at The Mere hotel in Cheshire, Adarabioyo can point to the decision to sign for a season at Blackburn Rovers after spending the previous campaign on loan at West Bromwich Albion.

Related: Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

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St Andrew’s empty stands a sign of FA Cup’s fading, but not forgotten, magic | Jonathan Liew
Even at third-round tie between Birmingham and Blackburn few wanted to watch, it was still possible to find a little joy

Most match days, you can barely squeeze into the bar of the Royal George Hotel at the north-eastern corner of St Andrew’s. An hour before Birmingham play Blackburn, however, there are still plenty of chairs and tables available. A short distance away, in front of the Tilton Road Stand, a lone steward stands solemn guard in front of a bank of silent turnstiles. The magic of the FA Cup is still very much in evidence, it seems – but these days it tends to be more of a vanishing act.

It’s a similar story inside the stadium, where only one of the four stands – the Kop – is fully open, along with a sliver of away fans in the Gil Merrick. This despite Blackburn bringing a healthy away contingent and tickets being attractively priced at £12. Birmingham’s Twitter account was still trying to flog them early on Saturday morning.

Related: Paul Mullin seals stunning comeback draw for Tranmere at Watford

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Football League: Championship promotion hopefuls suffer shocks

  • Nottingham Forest and Bristol City beaten at home
  • Wycombe move seven points clear in League One

It was a day of relative shocks in the second tier; Jordan Rhodes ended a 11-month wait a goal by scoring a hat-trick in Sheffield Wednesday’s 4-0 away to Nottingham Forest. It was a perfect treble, with a left-foot finish and overhead kick sandwiching a header, with all three coming before the break. Steven Fletcher completed the scoring in first-half injury-time to ensure there was no way back for the hosts.

Related: Cardiff stun Leeds as Robert Glatzel seals draw after being three down

Birmingham 2-3 West Brom, Barnsley 5-3 QPR, Brentford 1-0 Fulham, Bristol City 0-2 Blackburn, Derby 0-1 Millwall, Leeds 3-3 Cardiff, Nottingham Forest 0-4 Sheff Wed, Preston North End 2-1 Luton, Stoke 0-0 Reading, Swansea 3-1 Middlesbrough, Wigan 1-1 Huddersfield 

Accrington 4-1 Portsmouth, Fleetwood 1-1 Gillingham, Ipswich 1-2 Bristol Rovers, Lincoln 1-0 Tranmere, MK Dons 1-0 Oxford United, Peterborough 1-0 Bolton, Shrewsbury 2-1 Coventry, Southend 2-2 Rotherham, Sunderland 1-1 Blackpool, Wimbledon 2-1 Doncaster, Wycombe 2-0 Burton Albion

Carlisle 0-0 Grimsby, Cheltenham 1-1 Cambridge, Crawley 0-0 Port Vale, Crewe 1-1 Mansfield, Leyton Orient 0-0 Bradford City, Newport 1-1 Stevenage, Northampton 1-0 Forest Green, Plymouth 3-0 Morecambe, Salford City 0-1 Exeter, Scunthorpe 2-2 Colchester, Swindon 2-0 Oldham, Walsall 1-1 Macclesfield 

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Championship: Wigan hold West Brom, Swansea's Cooper rages at referee

• Austin rescues point but Albion miss chance to retake top spot
• Steve Cooper hits out at referee after 1-1 draw with Blackburn

West Brom missed a chance to return to the top of the Championship when they could only draw at struggling Wigan. Sam Johnstone’s own goal five minutes into the second half put the home side ahead but Albion equalised when Charlie Austin struck from close range following an indirect free-kick. The 1-1 draw means Leeds stay top on goal difference, although both teams boast an 11-point lead over Fulham in third.

“We have to be honest enough to admit we weren’t as good tonight as we’ve been so far,” the West Brom manager, Slaven Bilic, said afterwards. “We started slowly, and we have to admit we didn’t deserve anything more than a point … but we have to take this as a blessing, because we know we can’t be like this again.”

Related: Charlton recall dark times as they prepare to bid farewell to Duchâtelet

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Championship: West Brom back on top and lowly Middlesbrough get rare win
• Kieran Gibbs opens scoring for WBA in 4-1 win over Bristol City
• Jonathan Woodgate’s Boro climb out of relegation zone

West Brom moved back to the top of the Championship with a 4-1 victory over Bristol City at the Hawthorns. Grady Diangana was the key man for Slaven Bilic’s side, setting up Kieran Gibbs to open the scoring on 10 minutes with a smart back-heel and then being brought down on the edge of the area five minutes from half-time.

Related: Dejan Lovren’s header rescues point for Liverpool against Napoli

Related: Daniel Wass’s freak goal earns Valencia deserved draw with Chelsea

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Watford have not won a league game this season, but all is not lost

If Watford want to avoid relegation, they need to follow the lead of Derby in 2000-01 and Blackburn in 1996-97

By Martin Laurence for WhoScored

Two fascinating fixtures bookend the Premier League action this weekend. On Sunday afternoon, the top two meet at Anfield in a game that will help shape the title race. And on Friday night, the bottom two meet at Carrow Road for a very different kind of six pointer.

Norwich approach the game against Watford in terrible form. Since their shock victory over Manchester City in mid-September, they have played six matches, scored two goals and picked up just one point from an available 18. That victory over City is a real outlier in their season. In fact, it accounts for 43% of the points they have won in the campaign so far.

Related: Nessun Dorma podcast: from Ardiles to Baggio, Bracewell and Van Basten

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Leeds and Bristol fail to impress but who worked wonders? – A look at 3 winners and 3 losers of Matchday 22

2019-20 EFL Championship: 3 winners and 3 losers from Matchday 22 We are just a week away from reaching the halfway mark in the 2019-20 edition of the EFL Championship and the promotion race is shaping up nicely, with the platform very much set for yet another intriguing top-six battle. Leeds United and West Brom […] More

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5 Instances when Premier League teams swapped players between themselves

5 Instances when Premier League teams swapped players between themselves Swap deals between clubs playing in the same league are rare occurrences in football, especially in the Premier League, where the clubs are rather reluctant to sell their star players to their rivals. Even if they do agree to do business, outright cash is what […] More

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5 one-season wonders in the Premier League and what happened to them eventually

5 one-season wonders in the Premier League and what happened to them eventually When we talk about prolific goalscorers in the Premier League, the names of Thierry Henry, Cristiano Ronaldo, Robin van Persie, Luis Suarez, Didier Drogba, Alan Shearer and more recently, Mo Salah and Harry Kane come to our mind. All the aforementioned players […] More

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Aston Villa signing this skilled 25-year-old ace would boost creativity and goalscoring prowess up front

Aston Villa Opinion: Why Dean Smith should make a move for Bradley Dack? According to a report from The Sun, Aston Villa and Brighton are interested in signing Blackburn Rovers star Bradley Dack this summer. The 25-year-old midfielder was one of the standout players for Blackburn Rovers last season, as the Championship outfit finished 15th […] More

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Crystal Palace should not hesitate to beat London rivals for this £18m-rated Championship star – Here is why

Crystal Palace Opinion: Eagles should beat West Ham to sign Bradley Dack According to reports from the Daily Mail, Premier League clubs West Ham and Crystal Palace are both plotting an audacious summer swoop on Blackburn Rovers for influential playmaker Bradley Dack. The Mail also understands that Blackburn have slapped a daunting £18 million price […] More

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Marco Stiepermann to retain his spot? – Predicted 4-2-3-1 Norwich City XI to face Blackburn Rovers

Norwich City vs Blackburn Rovers predictions: Norwich City line-up Norwich City welcome Blackburn Rovers at Carrow Road on Saturday needing just one point to seal Premier League promotion. The Canaries drew 2-2 with Stoke City on Monday but Leeds United’s loss to Brentford has put Daniel Farke’s men on the brink. Leaders Norwich now have […] More

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