Ahead of Nottingham Forest's visit to Blackburn Rovers on Saturday afternoon, we take a closer look at the men from Lancashire and the stats involving the two clubs...
With thanks to Trevor Simmons (@tvtrevstats) for his help compiling the stats and facts.
Blackburn Rovers Football Club
Stadium: Ewood Park (capacity 31,367)
Manager: Tony Mowbray (since February 2017)
12th September - Bournemouth (A) - Lost 3-2
15th September - Newcastle (A - Carabao Cup second round) - Lost 1-0
19th September - Wycombe Wanderers (H) - Won 5-0
26th September - Derby County (A) - Won 4-0
3rd October - Cardiff City (H) - Drew 0-0
Blackburn fact zone
Blackburn are unbeaten in three Championship games – won two, scored nine, conceded none.
It has been 15 years since Rovers kept four successive clean sheets in the league.
Rovers are currently the top scorers in the EFL with 11 goals. They beat Wycombe 5-0 on 19th September, their joint biggest league win in 19 years.
Blackburn have had 76 shots at goal in their four league games this season – 16 more than any other Championship side.
Rovers are unbeaten in three home games in all competitions this season, winning twice. They have lost just 2 of their last 21 games at Ewood Park in all competitions.
Last five seasons
2019-20 - 11th (Championship)
2018-19 - 15th (Championship)
2017-18 - 2nd (League One - promoted)
2016-17 - 22nd (Championship - relegated)
2015-16 - 15th (Championship)
6 – Adam Armstrong (5 League, 1 League Cup)
3 – Bradley Johnson (3 League)
2 – Tyrhys Dolan (2 League)
1 – Lewis Holtby (1 League Cup), Joe Rankin-Costello (1 League Cup), Derrick Williams (1 League)
Forest beat Blackburn 3-2 at The City Ground on New Year’s Day, their first win in 10 against Rovers.
Forest have come from behind to draw their last two games at Ewood Park.
There are plenty of links between the two clubs...
A number of players have represented both clubs over the past 20 years, most notably…
Derbyshire started his senior career at Blackburn, costing them £20,000 from non-league side Great Harwood Town in November 2003 – Graeme Souness was then Rovers boss. He rejected a move to Manchester United in favour of Blackburn, whom he had supported as a child. He went on to score 20 goals in 86 games for Rovers, including 10 in the Premier League. He left Blackburn to join Olympiacos for £3million in 2009 and after two years in Greece, Steve McClaren signed him for Forest. Derbyshire scored 12 goals in 51 games during three years with Forest, including 10 during 2013-14 – his final season with club. He scored five goals in his final five games for Forest.
Other players to play for both clubs include Daniel Ayala, Modou Barrow, Ben Brereton, Andy Cole, Greg Cunningham, John Curtis, Joe Garner, Todd Kane and Elliott Ward.
A day to remember...
Blackburn Rovers 0-1 Nottingham Forest (Henderson 90')
Ewood Park - Championship - Saturday 10th August 2013 – 3pm kick-off
Darius Henderson scored a last-minute winner as Nottingham Forest claimed a first league win at Ewood Park since 1999.
Henderson bagged the winner at the end of a frenetic game, when Blackburn goalkeeper Jake Kean failed to gather.
Forest: Darlow; Lichaj, Wilson, Hobbs, Cohen; Paterson (Mackie 61'), Guedioura, Lansbury, Majewski (Derbyshire 64'), Reid (Halford 81'); Henderson