Rovers are in Lancashire derby action this weekend when they host Preston.

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

Key battle

Sam Gallagher was a thorn in Preston’s side, having a big hand in helping Rovers go 2-0 up at Deepdale in October. Ben Davies wasn’t playing on that day, and will look to shore up the North End backline.

Last meeting

Rovers were 2-0 up inside 10 minutes, before the visitors hit back with three unanswered second half goals. Gallagher had Rovers ahead, before a Declan Rudd own goal doubled the advantage. Tom Barkhuizen scored twice as Preston hit back to win.


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Likely line-ups

Rovers: Christian Walton, Ryan Nyambe, Darragh Lenihan, Tosin Adarabioyo, Derrick Williams, Stewart Downing, Corry Evans, Lewis Travis, Joe Rothwell, Adam Armstrong, Sam Gallagher

Preston: Declan Rudd, Darnell Fisher, Paul Huntingdon, Ben Davies, Andrew Hughes, Ben Pearson, Paul Gallagher, Alan Browne, Tom Barkhuizen, Billy Bodin, Jayden Stockley


Rovers are 7/5, making them slight favourites, with Preston priced at 9/5 to continue their winning run in this fixture. The draw is 23/10. A 2-1 Rovers win is chalked up at 9/1.

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Stoke v Millwall

Wigan v Bristol City

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