Date: 4th October 2014 at 10:06am
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Blackburn Rovers need to start finding consistency, we’ve definitely got to stop giving teams leads in matches. We’ll be looking to get another run going against Huddersfield Town at Ewood Park today.

However, we’ll basically prove the point if we do win again today!! I of course hope we can mind. What we’ll have to do after this match is look to build on it and get that consistent patter (in a positive sense) going again or we’ll end up being one of those “nearly ran’s.”

We go into this match with Huddersfield with a good record against The Terriers as we’ve won six of the last eight played in all competitions including the last encounter that came at the John Smith’s Stadium last season (winning 4-2 in March.)

The last time Huddersfield beat us was a 3-2 win in the old Division 1 back in August 1999 and they last won at Ewood Park (we’re unbeaten in the last seven matches) back in 1986 when they won an old Division 2 encounter 2-1.

In contrast to the Rovers form (we’ve only won one of the last four matches we’ve played) Huddersfield have won their last two but they had lost the previous six matches before that so overall their form isn’t much better than ours of late.

Team selection wise, Gary Bowyer could be without no fewer than nine first-team players today!!

Corry Evans (one-match ban), David Dunn (knee), Jason Lowe (ankle), Paul Robinson (knee) and Chris Brown (knee) will all definitely be missing, so that’s five for starters.

He’s outshone Jordan Rhodes so far this season but our top goalscorer Rudy Gestede (hamstring) is an injury doubt along with Tom Cairney (groin) and Alex Baptiste (calf). Tommy Spurr’s highly unlikely to be fit enough to yet make his return from injury after just 45-minutes of a reserve match.

Huddersfield could miss their captain Lee Peltier (calf) again with striker James Vaughan (calf) definitely still missing but Danny Ward is in contention for a recall with Martin Paterson (knee) and Anthony Gerrard (calf) both fit to return after injury too.

As well as finding that consistency we’ve got to make Ewood a fortress again and we’ve not won at home since the impressive 3-1 win over Wigan Athletic on the 13th of September.

Maybe I’m blinkered (or blinded by the heart) but I’m going to plump for a Rovers return today with Jordan Rhodes (he’s scored five in four against his old team since signing for Rovers) among the scorers.

I hope I’m not wrong!! Do you??

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