BLACKBURN – NORWICH 06.08.2016

Blackburn Rovers is hosting Norwich City in a first round game of the English Champioship. The game will be played at Ewood Park in Blackburn.

There was a time when Blackburn were even Premier League champions, but now the times are a lot different for the Rovers. This season they will try once again to reach a promotion and this is something which the manager Owen Coyle has already did in his career so far.

We can say though that the fans’ hopes were a little bit diminished with the club’s unimpressive summer transfer campaign so far. Blackburn didn’t buy neither one new player since the market was open, with just a few players signing on a free transfer – Gordon Greer (Brighton), Danny Graham (Sunderland), Anthony Stokes (Celtic) and Liam Feeney (Bolton). The youngster Jack Byrne was loaned from Manchester City as well. The summer transfer market is far from over, but so far Blackburn’s activity there is far from impressive.

Norwich on the other hand made one big signing so far, paying 2.5 million pounds to Liverpool for the spanish right winger Sergi Canos. Canos is just 19-years old player who Liverpool signed in 2013 from Barcelona’s famous youth academy. It’s remain to be seen how much impact he could have on Norwich’s season, but the expectations towards him are big. He’s a technical player with a big promise, so he’s a player to watch. Except the spanish starlet, Norwich also signed the goalkeeper Michael McGovern, who left the scottish Hamilton with a free transfer.

In the head to head Blackburn has an advantage over Norwich – 19 to 11 wins, but in their last clash from 2015 Norwich managed to win at the Ewood Park with 2-1. In 11 of the occasions the game between the two teams ended with a draw.