Confirmed: Blackburn and Derby line-ups

Ewood Park

Here is how Blackburn Rovers and Derby County will line up for this evening’s match:

Blackburn Rovers starting XI: Steele, Marshall, Duffy, Hanley, Olsson, Delfouneso, Evans, Akpan, Taylor, Lawrence, Rhodes

Blackburn Rovers subs: Raya, Spurr, Williamson, O'Sullivan, Petshi, Nyambe, Lenihan

Derby County starting XI: Carson, Christie, Keogh, Martin, Russell, Shackell, Johnson, Butterfield, Ince, Thorne, Warnock

Derby County subs: Grant, Forsyth, Bent, Baird, Pearce, Weimann, Hanson 

Blackburn Rovers welcome Derby County to Ewood Park tonight for their latest Championship encounter.

Blackburn are currently 16th in the table while Derby are seventh, one point outside the play-off places and just four points behind second-placed Birmingham City.

A win for Derby would see them climb to third place while Blackburn will know they can jump three places if they get all three points this evening.

That said, Rovers are without a win in their last four league games against tonight’s opponents with Derby winning both home and away last season.

The player Rovers will be particularly wary of is Derby forward Darren Bent with the front-man scoring six goals in his last six games against them, and with the Rams unbeaten away from home this season it could well be their night again.

Whatever happens, expect there to be plenty of goals given both sides’ recent outings.

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