Blackburn Rovers vs Swansea City preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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Swansea City will be looking to climb into the Championship automatic promotion places when they travel to Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday.

The Swans sit third in the table, one point behind second-placed Watford with two games in hand. However, the Hornets' superior goal difference means Steve Cooper's men need a third consecutive win to overtake them.

Swansea's previous outings against Stoke City and Middlesbrough were controversial, Andre Ayew securing a 2-1 victory in both from the penalty spot late on after questionable decisions to award them.

Rovers ended their dismal run of seven games without a win by beating Millwall 2-0 at The Den on Saturday. Bradley Dack and Sam Gallagher were on the scoresheet for Tony Mowbray's side, who occupy 15th place after plummeting in recent weeks.

  • Team news

Blackburn pair Adam Armstrong and Jarrad Branthwaite missed the Millwall clash and are likely to remain absent.

Top scorer Armstrong has a hamstring injury but could return to the squad for Friday's game against Brentford.

Branthwaite has recovered from the illness that saw him sidelined and returned to training on Monday, but the fixture comes too soon.

The visitors will be without Jordan Morris, Liam Cullen, Steven Benda and Tivonge Rushesha due to their respective long-term injuries.

  • Predicted lineups

Blackburn Rovers

Kaminski; Rankin-Costello, Lenihan, Harwood-Bellis, Douglas, Buckley, Trybull, Dack, Brereton, Dolan, Gallagher. (4-3-3)

Swansea City

Woodman; Naughton, Cabango, Guehi, Roberts, Smith, Grimes, Fulton, Bidwell, Ayew, Lowe. (3-5-2)

  • Ones to watch

Ben Brereton - Blackburn

The former Nottingham Forest forward has five goals so far this season, two of which came in his last four appearances. He also has three assists and will hope to add to his contributions against a strong Swansea defence.

Connor Roberts - Swansea

The Wales international has contributed to nine of the Swans' goals, scoring four and assisting five. Although a right wing-back, he often appears in the opposition's box and will have to be closely monitored by Mowbray's men.

  • Previous meetings

Goals from Benjamin Cabango and Ayew saw Swansea win the last meeting 2-0 back in October.

The Swans are unbeaten in the previous five meetings, with both games ending all square last season.

Earlier in the season...

  • How to watch 

The match starts at 18:00 GMT and is available to watch for £10 via iFollow or Swans TV.

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