View on the opposition: Watford

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It is hard to tell whether there will be few goals or plenty when Rovers host Watford on Saturday.

The game sees the meeting of two of the Championship’s leakiest defences and also two of the most goal-shy outfits.

Should Rovers wish to address the former of those two unwanted tags they must be on their guard for the threat of a big man, little man combination on Saturday.

Marvin Sordell may not have recreated last season’s phenomenal partnership with Danny Graham along side Chris Iwelumo, but the two remain a threat.

Sordell is lightning quick and leads the way in the Hornets’ scoring charts.

Watford look to target Iwelumo with plenty of balls into the box so Rovers’ defenders will have to be on their guard much more than they have been in recent weeks.

Sean Dyche pulled off something of a coup when he captured Wolves winger Michael Kightly on loan – a deal extended earlier this week.

Kightly’s career has been plagued with injury but he is capable of stealing the show when fit.

Rovers should take heart from the fact Watford are out of the relegation zone because of their home form.

The Hornets have won just once on the road this season and six of their seven away goals came in just three matches.

Last line-up (4-4-2): Loach, Hodson, Mariappa, Nosworthy, Dickinson, Yeates, Kightly, Buaben, Hogg, Sordell, Iwelumo.