Blackburned out or Afterburners? – Match Preview

Six games unbeaten, now, and still the Blue machine marches on!  We were pretty good value for money against a rejuvenated Preston side who were fortunate to go a goal ahead but deservedly took the lead.  We perhaps deserved all three points at the finish, but to be behind in the game twice, and twice come back to level terms, you have to be satisfied with a point, don’t you?  That being said, Ryan Shotton has set his sights in the local press on three points Saturday, and I have to agree with him.  Yes please, Blues!  Five points in three would be a very nice return before the international break.  Three or (surely not?) two and you’d have to question our promotion aspirations, once more against the ‘lower end of the table teams’.

Will we finally get to see Rhoys Wiggins? Perhaps as a sub?

Blackburn have won two, lost two and drawn one, in September.  The wins at Derby and home to Rotherham.  Losing 1-0 at home to Sheffield Wednesday last time out should mean their form is low enough for us to take advantage.  They’re presently 22nd in the table on 8 points, so we really shouldn’t be slated for flattering ourselves on this one.

With no former Blues on their books, the ones to look out for will have to be Sam Gallagher and Marvin Emnes who have both weighed in with three league goals.

I’m going to predict another confident 3-0 win as we try to hit SEVEN games unbeaten, with four wins out of seven.  Goals from Jutkiewicz, Cotterill and Morrison as we try to avenge a 0-0 home draw and a 2-0 away defeat last season.

Win this and we cement our place in the play off places before the international break.  Lose it, and we’re left wondering what happened, and why we always seem to slip-up against the lower half of the table teams, whilst simultaneously stuffing Norwich.

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Enjoy the Match and Keep Right On!

Russell Dempsey

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