Blackburn V Watford Match Preview

27/10/2012 10:14

Watford travel to Ewood Park today to face managerless Blackburn Rovers. After Steve Kean resigned Eric Black has taken up Caretaker Manager duties. This will be the first meeting between the two clubs since April 2007 where Blakcburn beat Watford 3-1 with goals from Chris Samba, Jason Roberts and Benni McCarthy. The Orns last away win against Blakcburn was in September 2000.

Team News

Blackburn - For Blackburn David Dunn is a major doubt for the game whilst Simon Vukcevic and Fabio Nunes are out. Forward Ruben Rochina could be handed a start against the Hornets today.

Watford- The Hornets welcome back defender Joel Ekstrand and winger Geoffrey Mujangi Bia from injuries. However, defender Daniel Pudil and defensive Midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah are both suspended after the red cards in midweek against Cardiff. John Eustace, Nyron Nosworthy, Prince Buaben and Neuton are all out of the game.

Possible Lineups

Blackburn - Robinson, Orr, Olsson, Givet, Dann, Hanley, Lowe, Rochina, Etuhu, Rhodes, Kazim-Richards.

Watford - Almunia, Ekstrand, Hall, Hoban, Cassetti, Hogg, Abdi, Yeates, Doyley, Forestieri, Geijo.

Referee - Carl Boyeson

Linesman - Nigel Murphy and William Smallwood.

Fourth Official - Stephen Martin