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Match Preview | Blackburn Rovers (H)

It's a third home game in a row for the Hatters who take on Blackburn Rovers on Saturday afternoon.


An entertaining 2-2 draw with Coventry City in midweek means that Nathan Jones' side are winless in their first six home games this season.

Commenting on the opposition, the boss said:"They are a good side, a really strong side but we enjoy playing against really strong sides.

"We were actually better against Sheffield United than we were against Wigan for example. It will be a tough game, they have real good players and they're in really good form so it’ll be a tough game."

The opposition:

Blackburn recorded a 2-0 win over Watford in midweek, thanks to goals from Ryan Hedges and Dominic Hyam which propelled them back into the play-off places.

Under new boss Jon Dahl Tomasson they have won five out of their first nine league matches so far this season and will look to build on their eighth place finish last term.

Ben Brereton Diaz leads the way in the goal charts for Rovers so far this season, picking up where he left off with 22 goals to his name last time out.

Last time we met:

It was a goalless draw when the two sides met at Kenilworth Road back in January. Cameron Jerome went closest to opening the scoring, hitting the inside of the post from close range as Blackburn remained second in the Championship at the time.

Ticket information:

Tickets for Saturday's fixture remain on general sale for supporters who have a previous purchase history.

The Price Category for this fixture is Category B:

Season Card holders who are not able to attend can take advantage of the buyback process and receive vouchers for catering units or either club shop.

Requests to cancel your seats must be received at least 24 hours prior to the date of the game by email to [email protected].

How to follow:

For supporters who want to watch or listen to all available iFollow matches this season and have access to exclusive content, including pre-match press conferences and player interviews, subscription details can be found HERE.

Simon Pitts is on iFollow Hatters commentary and audio match passes are available for every match for £2.50.

Match passes are available for international supporters anywhere outside of the UK costing £10 each.

The officials:

Referee: Josh Smith

Assistant Referees: Matthew Jones and Akil Howson

Fourth Official: James Linington

The man in the middle on Saturday afternoon is Josh Smith, who most recently took charge of Luton’s 2-1 home defeat against Queens Park Rangers in March.

Smith officiated 37 matches across League Two, League One and the Championship last season, handing out 143 yellow cards and five reds in the process.

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