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EFL: Rovers vs Reading

Blackburn Rovers and Reading met on Saturday afternoon with little motivation in both matches of the Championship campaign. However, both teams fail midweek, there will be an eagerness for them to rediscover the winning flavor at Ewood Park.

Mowbray is expected to make some changes to his Blackburn starting line-up, including the recall of starting kicker Ryan Nyambe. Joe Rothwell is knocking on the door for a midfield position, potentially a replacement for Lewis Travis and Sam Gallagher may be offered another chance in attack. Holding a second-place draw at West Bromwich Albion at the weekend, Blackburn will have high hopes to retain their slim hopes to earn a spot in the playoffs. However, a minimum 1-0 defeat at Millwall on Tuesday night left Rovers seven points behind with the remaining two matches, ending the opportunity to return to the Premier League this season. Though disappointed, Tony Mowbray will want to keep his players motivated at a time when the club is hoping to achieve their highest position since 2015. To achieve that. 

Captain Bowen may have the opportunity to return the opportunity to midfielder Matt Miazga in the defense and Jordan Obita can also return to the left wing, replacing Michael Olise. Mark Bowen's Reading will prepare for the next season since the beginning of the month, aware that The Royals have run out of goals and only desire to secure one of their best positions in the past 6 seasons. , with 4 of the last five seasons being 17th or lower. Currently in 14th place and with the nearest team Wigan due to a 12-point deduction, there is a chance for Reading to advance to the top half of the table without much pressure behind them. With only a 4-point gap with their next opponents, Reading could advance to the middle of the group with their third win of the last five appearances in this match.