2018-19 Championship preview: Blackburn Rovers

NEWSATDEN looks at all of Millwall’s 23 opponents ahead of the 2018-19 Championship season.

Next up, Lucas Ball casts an eye over promoted Blackburn Rovers.

Name: Blackburn Rovers



Nickname: Rovers

Manager: Tony Mowbray

Stadium: Ewood Park [31,367]



Postcode: BB2 4JF

Club website: www.rovers.co.uk

Nearest train station: Mill Hill

Promotion odds (Sky Bet): 14/1

Last meeting: Sky Bet Championship – Blackburn Rovers 2-0 Millwall [Gestede 78’, Rhodes 93’]; April 21, 2015

Last season: 2nd in Sky Bet League One

Goals for: 82

Goals against: 40

Top league goal scorer: Bradley Dack (18)

First-team 2018-19 transfers

Ins: Joe Rothwell [undisclosed from Oxford]; Jacob Davenport [undisclosed from Manchester City]

Outs: Elliott Ward; Liam Feeney [both released]

Tony Mowbray's side are looking to make their mark in the second tier after returning to the Championship at the first attempt.

They were promoted from League One with Wigan and Rotherham, with star man Bradley Dack named as the division's Player of the Season, following his move from Gillingham.

Dack will have his chance to shine in the Championship and looks good enough to do so, with more additions expected at Ewood Park in the coming weeks.

Prediction: Lower mid-table

Rovers will manage to escape relegation due to the individual quality of their stars such as Dack, though it remains to be seen whether Mowbray can do well back in the Championship.

Image: Blackburn Rovers FC  

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