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Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Morten Gamst Pedersen from the left by-line.
Ruben Rochina takes a shot. Blocked by Louis Carey.
Morten Gamst Pedersen takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Steven Davies.
Colin Kazim-Richards takes a shot. Save made by Tom Heaton.
Martyn Woolford has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide right of the target.
Foul by Colin Kazim-Richards on Liam Fontaine, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Liam Fontaine.
Tom Heaton fouled by Grant Hanley, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Heaton restarts play with the free kick. Booking for Grant Hanley.
Corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen played to the near post, Tom Heaton makes a save.
Martin Olsson takes a shot. Save by Tom Heaton.
Shot by Martin Olsson from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
Outswinging corner taken by Steven Davies.
Joshua King is brought on as a substitute for Diogo Rosado.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Diogo Rosado by Liam Fontaine. Free kick taken by Scott Dann. The referee books Liam Fontaine for unsporting behaviour.
Simon Vukcevic takes a shot. Comfortable save by Tom Heaton.
Corner taken left-footed by Steven Davies from the right by-line, Colin Kazim-Richards manages to make a clearance.
Steven Davies takes a shot. Jake Kean makes a comfortable save.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Diogo Rosado on Martyn Woolford. The referee shows Diogo Rosado a yellow card. Martyn Woolford takes the free kick.
Simon Vukcevic crosses the ball, Paul Anderson manages to make a clearance.
(Bristol City) makes a substitution, with Martyn Woolford coming on for Greg Cunningham.
Diogo Rosado crosses the ball.
Corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen, clearance by Ryan Taylor.
Colin Kazim-Richards produces a cross, James Wilson manages to make a clearance.
Bobby Reid produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
Morten Gamst Pedersen crosses the ball, Shot from deep inside the area by Ruben Rochina clears the crossbar.
Bobby Reid is brought on as a substitute for Mark Wilson. Morten Gamst Pedersen is brought on as a substitute for Jason Lowe.
Jon Stead leaves the field to be replaced by Steven Davies.
Grant Hanley gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Blackburn 2-0 Bristol City.Scott Dann provided the assist for the goal.
Foul by Mark Wilson on Martin Olsson, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Danny Murphy, clearance by Stephen Pearson.
Martin Olsson fouled by Mark Wilson, the ref awards a free kick. Jake Kean restarts play with the free kick.
Ruben Rochina gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Fontaine. Free kick taken by Liam Fontaine.
Danny Murphy takes a outswinging corner. Foul by Colin Kazim-Richards on James Wilson, free kick awarded. Tom Heaton takes the free kick.
Ruben Rochina takes a shot. Louis Carey gets a block in.
Foul by Cole Skuse on Ruben Rochina, free kick awarded. Danny Murphy takes the free kick.
Short corner taken by Mark Wilson from the right by-line.
The ball is swung over by Liam Fontaine, Ryan Taylor produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
Ruben Rochina produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.
Unfair challenge on Grant Hanley by Jon Stead results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Jake Kean.
Ruben Rochina takes a shot. Clearance made by Liam Fontaine.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Jon Stead. Indirect free kick taken by Jake Kean. Adam Henley goes off and Simon Vukcevic comes on.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordan Rhodes by Stephen Pearson. Danny Murphy crosses the ball in from the free kick, Jon Stead manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Greg Cunningham on Jason Lowe. Indirect free kick taken by Jake Kean.
Centre by Colin Kazim-Richards.
The ball is sent over by Colin Kazim-Richards, clearance by Liam Fontaine.
Greg Cunningham takes a outswinging corner.
Cole Skuse takes a shot. Danny Murphy gets a block in.
Effort on goal by Colin Kazim-Richards from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.
Adam Henley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Pearson. Free kick crossed left-footed by Greg Cunningham from left wing, Danny Murphy makes a clearance.
Colin Kazim-Richards concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Fontaine. Indirect free kick taken by Liam Fontaine.
Corner taken by Danny Murphy, Paul Anderson manages to make a clearance.
Colin Kazim-Richards takes a shot. Tom Heaton makes a save.
Colin Kazim-Richards takes a shot. Liam Fontaine gets a block in.
Jon Stead has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.
Ryan Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Jake Kean. Jake Kean takes the indirect free kick.
Danny Murphy fires in a goal from outside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Blackburn 1-0 Bristol City.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Anderson by Grant Hanley. Free kick taken by Mark Wilson.
Bowyer keen to build momentum
Caretaker manager Gary Bowyer will resist the urge to make wholesale changes as Blackburn look to carry their npower Championship resurgence into the FA Cup third round against Bristol City.
Rovers' reserve-team boss Bowyer has guided the ailing Lancashire outfit to two consecutive wins alongside head of youth Terry McPhillips in the aftermath of Henning Berg's sacking.
"We've got some momentum going and the players want to keep playing so that's what we'll try and do," said Bowyer.
"If we can get one or two young ones involved in the squad then that would be great experience for them, but we've got a big squad so we'll be looking to make sure that we keep the momentum going."
The youngsters in question are likely to be midfield duo Hugo Fernandez and Tim Payne, who have been allocated squad numbers ahead of the tie, while Bowyer is still missing a host of senior players
David Dunn is suffering from a niggle having recently returned from a calf injury and is not expected to play until next week along with fellow midfielder Mauro Formica (foot), although Simon Vukcevic (leg) is set to feature having recovered from the effects of a heavy challenge during last weekend's 3-1 triumph at Barnsley.
Winger Fabio Nunes (hamstring), goalkeeper Paul Robinson (back) and defender Gael Givet remain absent - with reports suggesting the latter is seeking a move back to his native France due to personal problems.
Bristol City manager Derek McInnes looks certain to give a number of his fringe players the change to impress at Ewood Park.
The Scot will have to find replacements for Neil Danns, who has returned to his parent club Leicester, defender Stephen McManus, who is not allowed to play as part of his loan from Middlesbrough, and Albert Adomah, who has left for the African Nations Cup, in his starting line-up.
The Ghanian, who has been one of the Robins` best players during the first half of the season, could be missing until mid-February if he makes the final squad and the Black Stars do well in South Africa.
McInnes will also be without regular right-back Richard Foster through injury, which could open the door for Joe Edwards, who is back with the club after a successful three-month loan spell at Yeovil.
The City midfield is likely to see a number of changes with Stephen Pearson also missing through injury so Marvin Elliott, Neil Kilkenny and Bobby Reid are all pushing for starts.
Jon Stead could get the chance to partner Sam Baldock in attack after the pair impressed together during a strong second-half at Millwall.
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