TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Reports Seattle Sounders and US men’s national team forward Jordan Morris has emerged as a wintertime loan target for Championship club Swansea City, according to reports Friday from The Athletic and The Telegraph. Swansea City, where LAFC head coach Bob Bradley briefly managed during their Premier League stay, are second place in England's second tier. That puts the Welsh club in a promotion battle, with the top two teams gaining automatic promotion to the EPL.
Rovers plan to stage a special tribute to supporters who have sadly passed away over the past 12 months at this Tuesday’s home game against Swansea City. Last season’s corresponding fixture against the Welsh club, which took place on February 29th 2020, was the last time we were able to welcome supporters to Ewood Park. Whilst we look forward to the day when we are allowed to have fans back at Ewood, for some supporters, it would be the final time they stepped foot inside the stadium.
Seven times they have failed to score in the first half, while the cup shut-out against Doncaster is the eighth time they have failed to score in all competitions. While an Ewood double-header on the horizon should offer real optimism, things haven't been straightforward at headquarters since the Wycombe demolition, and are unlikely to be in their next two. That's owing to the opposition, with Stoke City (12) and Swansea City (13) having kept a combined 25 clean sheets this season, having also stopped Rovers from scoring in their previous fixtures. In 11 away matches, Stoke have conceded five, and Swansea eight, and will present a big challenge to Rovers' attacking credentials on what will be an even more testing surface as time goes on.
|Promotion (League Winners): Norwich City|
|Promotion (League Position): Swansea City|
|Promotion (Play Off): Bournemouth, Brentford, Reading, Watford|
|Relegation (League Position): Derby County, Rotherham United, Wycombe Wanderers|