Date: 6th December 2014 at 2:53pm
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Blackburn Rovers welcome Sheffield Wednesday to Ewood Park and a win for Rovers would close the gap on those at the top of the Championship table. 

Gary Bowyer’s side sit 7th in the table and are just three points behind second-place Ipswich Town and just four off leaders Derby County.

Wednesday moved up to 13th in the Championship with a win over Wigan Athletic last weekend thanks to two goals from striker Stevie May – their first win since mid-September.

Team News:

Blackburn – Defender Grant Hanley is a doubt after picking up a knock in the 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough last weekend which means Adam Henley could start.

Tom Spurr is out after having an operation on his groin this week but midfielder Tom Cairney is back from suspension.

Sheffield Wednesday – Jose Semedo is suspended but defender Joe Mattock could return after recovering from an ankle injury.

Wednesday boss Stuart Gray is still without midfielder Giles Coke (Achilles tendon), Kamil Zayatte (hamstring), Sam Hutchinson (knee) and Lewis Buxton (knee).

Match Facts

The last meeting between the two ended in a 3-3 draw at Hillsborough in April.

Wednesday have won just one in their last nine meetings with Rovers in all competitions.

Rovers have won four of their last five meetings at Ewood Park in all competitions. Wednesday’s last win at Ewood was a 4-1 in the Premier League in February 1999.

Rovers are unbeaten in their last nine matches, winning four, and are unbeaten in their last five home games.

Wednesday’s win over Wigan last Saturday was their first win in 12 matches in all competitions. They have not won any of their last six away matches in all competitions, drawing four.

Steele, Baptiste, Hanley (c), Duffy, Olsson; Conway, Evans, Williamson, Marshall; Gestede, Rhodes.

Eastwood (GK), Dunn, Brown, Varney, Taylor, Songo’o, Tunnicliffe