Blackburn Rovers v Leeds Utd - MATCH THREAD

02 Jul 2020 01:19 pm, by Ellandback1


Blackburn Rovers v Leeds Utd

Saturday 4th June 2020 at 3.00pm | Ewood Park, Blackburn, Lancashire


Leeds have injury concerns regarding captain Liam Cooper and utility player Stuart Dallas for the trip of Blackburn Rovers on Saturday afternoon. Dallas is set to miss out due to a slight hamstring pull, whilst Coopers injury was considered 'nothing more than a kick to the back’ according to Phil Hay. On form Alioski will deputise for the Northern Ireland International whilst Berardi stands by in case Coopers condition worsens. Jean-Kevin Augustins season has come to a premature end. The 23 year old has flown back to Germany after Leeds chose not to renew his contract.

Tony Mobray's Blackburn side have slipped to 10th in the table after back-to-back defeats at Wigan Athletic and Barnsley, denting Rovers play off hopes. They are now five points adrift from a play off place. They will be desperate to try and bag three points on Saturday to keep their play off dreams alive. Rovers will also be without striker Ben Brereton who was sent off in Tuesday night's loss at Barnsley just seven minutes after coming off the bench as a sub.

A win for Leeds will be a massive boost for their promotion chnaces, having only picked up four points in the first three games since the Championship returned. Following the 1-1 draw against lowly Luton midweek, they remain a point ahead of the Baggies who occupy the second play off space and 5 points ahead of in form Brentford who have a +10 better goal difference than the Whites. Brentford face Wigan this afternoon, the Latics players may have extra motivation to get a result given the twelve point deduction heading their way. West Brom will have to wait until tomorrow when then face struggling Hull City.


Leeds Starting XI
Meslier, Ayling, Cooper, Douglas, Phillips, Klich, Harrison, Alioski, Roberts, Bamford

Subs: Miazek, Berardi, Davis, Struijk, Stevens, Shackleton, Gotts, Poveda, Hernandez


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1964white wrote on 05 Jul 2020 08:55 am

Norm wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:50 am
Good Lord Leon, how the hell did you find the time to get this info?
Well done though.
God knows Norm, busy time for me over the last few weeks again

Thanks Norm

Norm wrote on 05 Jul 2020 07:50 am

1964white wrote:
Leeds are the first side in the Championship to score three goals against Tony Mowbray's Blackburn at Ewood Park.
Good Lord Leon, how the hell did you find the time to get this info?
Well done though.

1964white wrote on 05 Jul 2020 07:42 am

Leeds are the first side in the Championship to score three goals against Tony Mowbray's Blackburn at Ewood Park.

HarryofOz wrote on 04 Jul 2020 10:41 pm

Edging ever, closer. Come on you Leeds.

YorkshireSquare wrote on 04 Jul 2020 10:36 pm

danhirons wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:26 pm
didnt watch the game but from the highlights it looked like we rode our luck big time - but doesn't matter, three points is all we need each game now, not good performances! good to see PB scoring again

They had a couple of good chances, I wouldn't say we rode our luck though