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07:34 31st October 2014

Preview: Blackburn v Reading

Blackburn Rovers vs Reading
Saturday 1st November, 3pm
Sky Bet Championship
Ewood Park

Team News
Blackburn: Striker Rudy Gestede looks to have shaken off a hamstring problem and is set to be recalled to the Rovers squad thid weekend, but full-back Tommy Spurr (groin), midfielder Jason Lowe (foot) and striker Chris Brown (knee) remain out.

Reading: Anton Ferdinand came through 60 minutes in a U21s clash with Brighton on Monday and is edging closer to a full return. Danny Williams played 45 minutes in the same game, though is a little short of match fitness. Michael Hector, meanwhile, misses out through suspension havign picked up his fifth yellow card of the season against Blackpool. Click here for a full injury update.

Tickets are on general sale for Saturday's trip to Ewood Park and will remain on sale subject to availability up until 12pm on Friday 31st October 2014. To book call 0118 968 1313, visit or pop into the Ticket Office in person.

Bryan Douglas Darwen End Stand
65 & Over 
Student with NUS/UCAS Card
16 & Under

Disabled Allocation
All disabled tickets are booked through Stacie Browning on 0118 968 1017 /

For detailed travel information click here.

By Car: Leave the M6 at Junction 29 and join the M65 and head East to Blackburn. Ewood Park is well signposted on the M65, leave at junction 4, join the A666 and head towards Blackburn. Ewood Park is about a mile away on your right.

Car Parking: There are two car parks at the away end which are both pay on the day and cost £10. Fans should note that roadworks around the ground are quite severe and may cause delays. More info here.

By Train: Blackburn station is approximately a mile and a half from Ewood Park. Mill Hill station is approximately one mile away from the ground. There are direct trains from Manchester Victoria, Salford Crescent and Preston.

On Arrival
A Fan Zone is situated at the Blackburn End which will have the early game on the big screen - away fans are more than welcome to visit. Alternatively there is a pub near the away end called the Golden Cup which will welcome away supporters, and the Fernhurst will welcome family groups

Blackburn's Last Five
Sat 25th Oct: Nottingham Forest 1-3 Blackburn Rovers - Sky Bet Championship
Tue 21st: Oct: Blackburn Rovers 1-0 Birmingham - Sky Bet Championship
Sat 18th Oct: Ipswich Town 1-1 Blackburn Rovers - Sky Bet Championship
Sat 4th Oct: Blackburn Rovers 0-0 Huddersfield Town - Sky Bet Championship
Tue 30th Sep: Rotherham 2-0 Blackburn Rovers - Sky Bet Championship

What's Been Said?
Royals midfielder Oliver Norwood: "Every game is tough. We're going to have to be on our game and we will go there looking to win because the confidence is back now."

Blackburn midfielder Tom Cairney: "We've put in the performances this season but we haven't got the points we've deserved. Hopefully now this is a turning point, maybe we can get in the play-offs at the end of the season."

Listen Live
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