Blackburn v Brentford preview
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 23/08/18 5:55pm
Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray is hoping to be able to welcome Bradley Dack back into his side for the clash with Brentford.
The midfielder sat out Wednesday's 2-2 draw with Reading after picking up a knee injury at the weekend.Kasey Palmer is also set to return for Rovers, who've made an unbeaten start to their Championship campaign after promotion with three draws and a win.
But Mowbray is set to be without Adam Armstrong (ankle) and Dominic Samuel (knee) after both limped out of the clash with Reading and will both undergo scans.
Brentford are also unbeaten and sit fourth in the table, but have been dealt a blow as the Championship's top scorer Neal Maupay has been banned for their next three matches. Maupay, who scored his fourth and fifth of the season in the 2-2 draw against Aston Villa, accepted a charge of violent conduct following a stamp on Villa's John McGinn that was missed by the match officials.
Dean Smith named the same side for the fourth game in succession at Villa Park. Nico Yennaris and Kamohelo Mokotjo will be pushing for starts after featuring from the bench against Villa.
Blackburn have won their last three Championship meetings with Brentford, including a victory on the final day of the 2016-17 season.
Brentford's last away league victory at Ewood Park came in March 2015, when they twice came from behind to win 3-2.
Blackburn are unbeaten in 22 home league matches (W14 D8) since losing 1-0 to AFC Wimbledon in September 2017 - they haven't gone 23 unbeaten since going 24 without defeat between April 1983 and April 1984.
Brentford striker Neal Maupay is averaging a goal or assist every 42 minutes in the Championship this season, scoring five goals and assisting three in just 338 minutes of action.
Blackburn's Charlie Mulgrew has scored 19 league goals for the club - all have come via set-pieces (five from corners, seven direct free-kicks, seven penalties).
Since Dean Smith's first Championship match in charge of Brentford in December 2015, the Bees have conceded 17 goals in the 90th minute of games - more than any other side.
Blackburn will be very pleased with the way they've adjusted back to life in the Sky Bet Championship, going unbeaten in their first four games and doing well to fight back against Reading in midweek.
Brentford were excellent at Aston Villa on Wednesday night and will be gutted to have had that victory snatched away from them the way they did. Losing Neal Maupay to suspension is a blow for them, though, and I think this one will be a draw.
David Prutton predicts: 1-1 (5/1 with Sky Bet)