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Matchday live: Blackburn Rovers v Bournemouth
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- WELCOME to Ewood Park for tonight's Championship clash between Blackburn Rovers and Bournemouth. Keep up to date with the score with our matchday live blog.
FULL TIME Rovers 0 Bournemouth 1.
GOAL 1-0 Bournemouth. Lewis Grabban. 67 mins.
Double change for Rovers. David Dunn, Liam Feeney on, Rudy Gestede, Luke Varney off.
Second half has kicked off.
HALF-TIME Rovers 0 Bournemouth 0.
Steve Cook heads against the post for Bournemouth before Paul Robinson saves from Simon Francic' long-ranger.
Remains goalless. Very little to report. Flat first half.
Paul Robinson tested again, this time by Matt Ritchie's 25-yarder.
Ball down the left flank evades Grant Hanley and Lewis Grabban is denied one-on-one by Paul Robinson.
Bright start by Rovers, applying plenty of pressure.
We are under way.
The teams are out.
The teams in full...
Rovers: Robinson, Kane, Hanley, Keane, Spurr, Varney, Evans, Lowe, Conway, Gestede, Rhodes. Subs: Eastwood, Dunn, Williamson, Taylor, Feeney, Dabo, Henley.
Bournemouth: Camp, Francis, Cook, Elphick, Harte, Ritchie, Arter, O'Kane, Surman, Fraser, Grabban. Subs: Allsop, Smith, MacDonald, Pugh, Coulibaly, Pitman, Rantie.
Rovers come into the match on the back of back-to-back losses to Burnley and Bolton Wanderers.
Bournemouth, in contrast, have won two their last two matches, 1-0 at Blackpool on Saturday and 5-0 at home to Doncaster Rovers the week before.
The Cherries, managed by former Burnley boss Eddie Howe, make one change as Harry Arter comes in for Brett Pitman.
Rudy Gestede and Todd Kane have been recalled to the Rovers team.
Striker Gestede replaces David Dunn, who drops to the bench after complaining of cramp in Sunday’s 2-1 East Lancashire derby defeat at home to Burnley.
Right-back Henley is also named among the substitutes with his place being taken by Kane.
Welcome to Ewood Park for tonight's Championship clash between Rovers and Bournemouth.
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