Beware! The Blackburn Rovers dangermen who will be gunning for Stoke City



Blackburn Rovers came away from Brentford on Saturday with a 2-2 draw after being two up.

That leaves them with just one defeat in their last eight heading into their game with Stoke City at Ewood on Wednesday.

And Potters boss Michael O’Neill might be interested to see that four of their players earned 8s in the player ratings dished out by Lancashire Telegraph reporter Richard Sharpe after the game at Griffin Park.

So who are the Rovers dangermen, and why do they pose such a threat? Here is the Sharpe verdict…

Christian Walton (goalkeeper) 8

Appeared to have his own duel with Benrahma, denying him on five separate occasions, saving the best until last when saving with his feet late on. Given no chance with either of the goals as his impressive run of form continues.

Bradley Johnson (midfielder) 8

Was tiring in the late stages, but gave Rovers some bite and physicality in the middle of the park. Won four tackles in all.

Lewis Travis (midfielder) 8

Won more tackles (6) than anyone on the pitch, and never stopped running, even deep in to injury time. Could have been more instinctive with the ball, but will never be faulted for effort.

Adam Armstrong (striker) 8

Calmly dispatched his 11th and 12th goals of the season, but should have had a hat-trick when clean through at 2-2, only to be denied by Raya who was equal to a first half free kick. Had seven shots in all and remains Rovers’ main goal threat.





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