• Sky Bet Championship
  • Date: Sat 01 February 2014
  • Kick-off: 15:00
  • Venue: Ewood Park

Blackburn Rovers vs Blackpool

Form Guide - Sky Bet Championship

Blackburn Rovers


Head to Head
Blackburn 26-Oct-2013
Blackpool 29-Mar-2013
Blackburn 15-Dec-2012
Blackburn 04-Feb-1978
Blackpool 10-Sep-1977
Blackburn 12-Feb-1977

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Williamson worry for Rovers

Midfielder Lee Williamson is a major doubt for Blackburn's home contest with Blackpool in the Sky Bet Championship.

Williamson suffered concussion in the midweek draw with Barnsley and his potential absence could open the door for new signing Bryan Dabo to make his Rovers bow.

Winger Ben Marshall, still waiting to learn the full extent of an ankle injury sustained against Derby, is set to miss out again along with Dickson Etuhu and Corry Evans (both ankle).

Captain Scott Dann did no train on Monday but the centre-back could come back into the reckoning following an arm injury.

Blackpool could be handed a boost with Gary MacKenzie's return to fitness.

The central defender trained on Thursday following an ankle injury and interim boss Barry Ferguson is quietly confident he will be fit enough to included as the Seasiders bid to win for the first time in 12 games.

Thomas Ince is expected to depart for a Barclays Premier League club before Friday's 11pm deadline while striker Ricardo Fuller (hamstring) is still a week away, and Neal Bishop (knee), Tom Barkhuizen (shoulder) and Bobby Grant (foot) are all missing again.

Ferguson is once more likely to remain on the sidelines despite being one of Blackpool's better players, insisting he feels more comfortable focusing solely on that role.

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Sky Bet Championship table

Pos Team Pld GD Pts
1 Brighton and Hove Albion 45 +34 92
2 Newcastle United 45 +42 91
3 Reading 45 +2 82
4 Sheffield Wednesday 45 +16 81
5 Huddersfield Town 45 +1 81
6 Fulham 45 +27 77
7 Leeds United 45 +14 74
8 Norwich City 45 +12 67
9 Derby County 45 +4 66
10 Brentford 45 +12 64

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