Blackburn Rovers will look to build on the excellent midweek win at Portsmouth with victory over relegation-threatened Bury on Monday night.
Last time out, Rovers secured a dramatic 2-1 victory over Portsmouth at Fratton Park – courtesy of a brace from Adam Armstrong. Tony Mowbray’s men currently sit third in the standings, one point behind league leaders Shrewsbury and level with second-placed Wigan, both of whom have played fewer games. Following their midweek win, Rovers have now scored 58 league goals so far this season, conceding 32 times at the other end, with Bradley Dack, Danny Graham and Charlie Mulgrew leading the way with 12 strikes apiece.
Bury are in 23rd the standings, 10 points from safety with 26 from their 32 games so far in 2017-18. Bury co-managed by Ryan Lowe and Ryan Kidd, drew 0-0 with Southend on their last league outing to extend their unbeaten run to five games. The Shakers have scored just 26 league goals this season, with Jermaine Beckford (8) their top scorer in all competitions, and they’ve also conceded 47 at the other end.
Since losing two of their first three League One games at Ewood Park this season (W1), Rovers have remained unbeaten in their following 13 home fixtures (W8 D5), a run stretching back to September.
Bury are unbeaten in their last five league games (W2 D3); they last went on a longer unbeaten run in September 2016 (six games).
Blackburn will be without youngster Lewis Travis through suspension for their Sky Bet League One clash with Bury on Monday. The 20-year-old defender received a straight red card for a late tackle in the closing stages of Tuesday’s victory at Portsmouth. Fellow defender Ryan Nyambe is expected to be fit despite being withdrawn in midweek following a blow to the chest.
Marcus Antonsson and Ben Gladwin are both back in training but are unlikely to be considered yet as they work up towards match fitness. Peter Whittingham and Harry Chapman are definitely out.
Bury centre-back Nathan Cameron will come back into contention after being rested for Tuesday’s 0-0 draw with Southend. Cameron, who was replaced by Adam Thompson, has not played twice in quick succession all season due to a long-standing knee problem.
Winger Danny Mayor will hope to overcome the illness that kept him out in midweek but midfielder Neil Danns (calf) remains doubtful. The Shakers remain without long-term absentees Craig Jones (thigh), Jermaine Beckford (knee) and Eoghan O’Connell (ruptured ligaments).
Last Meeting – Bury 0-3 Blackburn Rovers (Antonsson 12′ 37′) (Dack 63′)