BLACKBURN Rovers will look to mark Tony Mowbray’s third anniversary in style at Brentford on Saturday lunchtime.

From likely line-ups to key men and the referee, all you need to know can be found below.

Key battle

Ryan Nyambe has been in excellent form for Rovers of late, and kept Said Benrahma quiet at Ewood. But the Algerian is one of the stars of the division, and the winger tore Rovers apart last season.

Last meeting

Rovers were 1-0 winners at Ewood Park in November, Bradley Dack scoring the only goal 11 minutes in. At Griffin Park 12 months ago, Rovers were 2-0 up inside 10 minutes, chasing a fifth successive win as Dack and Danny Graham were on target. But Brentford ran in five unanswered goals as the Rovers defence showed its frailties as injuries began to bite.


Tim Robinson – His first Rovers game of the season, the West Sussex official has shown 75 yellow cards and one red in 24 games.

Likely line-ups

Brentford: David Raya, Henrik Dalsgaard, Ethan Pinnock, Jean Jeanvier, Rico Henry, Christian Norgaard, Josh Da Silva, Emiliano Marcondes, Bryan Mbuemo, Said Benrahma, Ollie Watkins

Rovers: Christian Walton, Ryan Nyambe, Darragh Lenihan, Tosin Adarabioyo, Amari’i Bell, Lewis Travis, Bradley Johnson, Stewart Downing, Sam Gallagher, Dominic Samuel, Adam Armstrong


Brentford are 8/13 to ensure another disappointing day for Rovers at Griffin Park. They are a 19/4 shot to win on Mowbray’s anniversary, with the draw 14/5. You can get 9/1 on it being a goalless draw.

Championship fixtures

Friday: Derby v Fulham. Saturday: Barnsley v Middlesbrough, Birmingham v Sheffield Wednesday, Bristol City v West Brom, Charlton v Luton, Leeds v Reading, Nottingham Forest v QPR, Preston v Hull, Stoke v Cardiff, Swansea v Huddersfield, Wigan v Millwall