Blackburn Rovers’ Easter fixtures are likely to go a long way to deciding the division in which the Lancashire club will be playing their football next season.

Tony Mowbray’s men are four points adrift of safety in the Sky Bet Championship following a run of three straight defeats and seven matches without a win.

There is a sense of desperation surrounding Ewood Park and the club face two defining fixtures over the Easter weekend which could be crucial in the battle for survival.

On Good Friday, Rovers travel to The City Ground to face a Nottingham Forest side who are just five points above them in the league table before hosting fellow strugglers Bristol City in a huge battle at Ewood Park on Easter Monday. In reality, Mowbray’s men need to win at least three of their remaining five league matches to have a chance of survival and the club cannot afford to hand points to their nearest relegation rivals over the Easter period.

After facing Forest and Bristol City, Blackburn Rovers travel to Molineux to face Wolverhampton Wanderers before playing Aston Villa in their last home match of the campaign at Ewood Park. Rovers end the 2016/2017 season with a trip to Griffin Park where they will face Brentford.

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