Rovers will be aiming to return to winning ways in the Championship when they take on Mark Hudson’s Cardiff City.

Jon Dahl Tomasson’s men suffered a 2-1 defeat against Middlesbrough in their last outing after John Buckley was shown a controversial red card.

Rovers are still third in the table despite the result, but the gap to second-place Sheffield United is now up to 11 points.

Meanwhile, Cardiff are in 20th place and enter the game on the back of a goalless draw against Coventry.

When and where is the game being played?

The fixture takes place at Ewood Park on Sunday, January 1 (12pm). The Welsh club recorded a 1-0 victory when the sides met at the Cardiff City Stadium earlier this season, with Mark Harris getting the decisive goal.

Rovers’ last win in the fixture came nearly a year ago when Joe Rothwell was on target, although they did finish the game with 10 men after Ryan Nyambe was given his marching orders.

How to follow the action

The best place to follow the action is our matchday blog, featuring build-up and live updates from the ground.

The game has been selected for live broadcast on Sky Sports Football (channel 403 for viewers in the UK).

Live commentary is also available via RoversTV and supporters can purchase a monthly audio pass for £4.50. BBC Radio Lancashire will also be providing coverage from Ewood Park.

Will highlights be available?

Highlights will be available both on RoversTV and the club’s YouTube channel after the game.

The action will also be featured on the EFL highlights show, which airs on ITV4 at 9pm on Monday night after the full round of fixtures has been completed.

The channel can be found on 117 Freesat, Sky 120, Freeview 26 and Virgin 178 for domestic viewers.

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