Blackburn Rovers' poor run of form extended to one win in 10 Championship games as they drew 1-1 with Huddersfield Town.

The hosts were fortunate to escape with a point despite having most of the possession. Rovers created very few clear-cut opportunities with the relegation-threatened Terriers will feel they had the chances to take all three points.

Adam Wharton put Rovers ahead inside ten minutes, seizing on Jonathan Hogg's loose pass and racing clear to slot past the goalkeeper. The perfect start for a team out of form and low on confidence.

But Jon Dahl Tomasson's side surrendered the momentum, dropped their intensity and Huddersfield levelled. It was all rather predictable as Michal Helik headed in his eighth of his season; another set-piece goal conceded.

From then on, Rovers found it incredibly difficult to break Huddersfield down. At the other end, Jack Rudoni missed an absolute sitter from six yards out after being fed by Josh Koroma. 

In the second half, Bojan Radulovic was denied by Pears after getting through inside the box whilst David Kasumu dragged a shot wide when he burst clear of the defence. Judging on clear-cut chances, Huddersfield should have won.

A third draw of the season, again to Yorkshire opposition, does little to lift the doom and gloom around Ewood Park. Rovers have taken only five points from their last 30 available in the league which is quite simply relegation form.

After weeks of defensive lapses, Tomasson tweaked the system, moving to a 5-3-2 with a debut for Ben Chrisene as one of five changes. Aynsley Pears returned in goal and Sam Gallagher was handed a first start since September 16.

What Rovers needed was an early goal to lift the mood inside Ewood Park and they duly got that after a terrible mistake from Hogg.

The Huddersfield captain's square ball was intercepted by Wharton, who showed good anticipation and ran ahead to slot past Lee Nicholls in the Huddersfield goal.

Rovers had started the brighter of the two teams but an injury to Hayden Carter punctured their momentum and allowed Huddersfield to grow into the match.

New signing Rhys Healey forced a first save out of Pears and the Yorkshire side then exposed Rovers' Achilles heel with the equaliser.

Top-scorer Michal Helik got above his man and headed into the corner. Another set-piece goal conceded and no surprise in the scorer, who already had seven for the Terriers.

Huddersfield grew in confidence whilst the intensity Rovers started the match with seemed to disappear. Their passing was laboured and slow as the match turned into a bitty, scrappy contest.

The Terriers, who'd only once under away under Darren Moore in nine attempts before kick-off, should've gone into half-time with the lead.

An error from Sondre Tronstad allowed Josh Koroma to win possession, run the entire Rovers half uncontested and square for Jack Rudoni. It looked a simple finish from six yards out but the midfielder somehow put it wide of Pears' post. A huge let-off for Rovers.

Rovers started the second half with more intensity than they ended the second but their pretty patterns weren't proving effective. Huddersfield stood firm and Nicholls remained untroubled.

Just as soon as Tomasson was clearing out his treatment room, more bad injury fortune struck. Pickering was forced off with a hamstring problem, clear as day as he pulled up chasing a loose ball.

The Terriers sensed an opportunity with Rovers struggling to break them down and could've led when new signing Bojan Rudalovic got inside Dom Hyam but Pears was quick off his line to thwart the striker.

Huddersfield kept coming on the counter-attack but Rovers were again let off. Substitute David Kasumu was put clean through but he dragged his shot wide of the post. If you're judging the game on clear-cut chances, Huddersfield should have been comfortably ahead at that stage.

Helik's back-post volley then went narrowly wide of the far post with Pears stranded as the angst around Ewood Park grew. For all their possession, Nicholls remained untested at the opposite end.

In the end, Rovers were forced to settle for a draw. It proved to be a struggle between two poor sides, though Huddersfield will feel much aggrieved they didn't win.