Rovers will travel to Blackburn Rovers in their first away game of the season with on the back of their thrilling 3-2 win over Bradford City in the cup midweek.
Team news wise Darren Ferguson confirmed that Tuesday’s absentees (Coppinger, Blair, Williams, Mandeville) will all come back into contention this weekend.
In addition, Issam Ben Khemis has had his international cleared accepted, so he is now an option for Ferguson down the left.
Pre-match Ferguson was very confident in John Marquis, after not scoring all pre-season and for the first two games, Ferguson reflected that he didn’t score until his third game last season and that as long as he’s getting goals from other areas of the pitch and Marquis still puts in a shift – he’s not too concerned.
When asked about Blackburn Ferguson had the following to say, “He’s [Tony Mowbray, Blackburn Rovers manager] a very good manager, very, very good manager. He’s like the club itself and a lot of their players, not a League One manager. They’re very organized and it’s gonna be a tough game.”
It’s also fair to say they do have a lot of good players too, with a strong midfield consisting of the likes of Bradley Dack and Richie Smallwood, then up front the likes of Danny Graham along with an experienced defense consisting of Paul Caddis.
Predicted lineup v Blackburn Rovers
Lawlor; Mason, Wright, Butler, Andrew; Whiteman, Blair, Rowe, Coppinger; Marquis and Mandeville