Date: 8th November 2014 at 8:12am
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The Blackburn Rovers winning run was ended on Tuesday Evening, however, the two goal lead lost against Millwall still yielded a draw to keep our unbeaten run going. Brighton & Hove Albion at The Amex Stadium is our next test today.

Rovers head into another International break after this match, a win and we’ll expect to be in the play-off places and that’ll make the break even better. If it’ll come at the right time is another matter!!

Brighton’s victory over Wigan Athletic (1-0) on Tuesday Evening was their first win in 12 Championship matches (nine in all competitions) and only their second home so in their Championship struggles it’s not like the Amex Stadium has offered much solace.

We’re completely different, we’ve not lost since a defeat to Rotherham United (2-0 at The New York Stadium on the 30th of September) over a month ago with us unbeaten in our last six, winning three and that would’ve been four had we not lost our 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 with Millwall on Tuesday Evening) we’re also on a run of five away matches without defeat.

Rovers haven’t won at Brighton for over twenty-years though with that last win coming in an old Division Two match in March 1992 (we won 3-0), however, we’ve not really had a better chance to end this run than we have now have we??

The Seagulls are without first choice goalkeeper David Stockdale (broken finger) so look to recall loan goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi after he was ineligible to face Wigan (the club he’s on loan from) with youngster Christian Walton filling in. New loan signing Greg Halford could make his full debut but Bruno Saltor (groin) is doubtful. Aaron Hughes (ankle), Solly March (back), Dale Stephens (ankle) and Andrew Crofts (knee) all injured.

Rovers should have the inform and influential Ben Marshall available, Millwall’s Andy Wilkinson took him out and earned himself a red card but the tackle doesn’t look like it’ll cause him to miss this match.

Lee Williamson (groin) missed that draw with Millwall and needs a fitness test to prove his availability.

Tommy Spurr (groin), Chris Brown (knee), Jason Lowe (foot) and Josh King (back) are all still missing but it’s hoped that all could return after this upcoming International break.

Like any away match this is one that you’ll look at (as always) and think that a points not a bad point, however, Brighton have struggled this season and had they not won on Tuesday Evening I’d be expecting us to get the win. As they did I’ll not be too disappointed with a draw (depending on the circumstances!!)

I’ll go for another Rovers draw (I of course want a win!!) I think, how about you??

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