Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Not exactly sterling team news

Not exactly sterling team news

Rovers are again struggling with injuries as news filters through that both Chris Samba and Martin Olsson are out of the match with Stoke tomorrow.

Further 'not so good information' is provided by Ryan Nelsen not yet being ready for action - although he is due back in full first team training on Monday having trained with the reserves this week.

All this means that a back four of Jason Lowe (who returns from suspension), Grant Hanley, Scott Dann and Gael Givet is very likely due to the sheer lack of options.

Steve Kean told the official Rovers website - 'I don't think that Chris Samba or Martin Olsson are going to make this game.'

'According to the physios it would be quite a big risk if they were to play in this game, we could lose them for four or five weeks so it would be a mistake to push them bearing in mind the amount of games we've got coming up.

'The good news for Ryan Nelsen is that he's back training with the Reserve as the intensity is that little bit lower with the group. He started on Thursday so he'll be back in the first team squad on Monday.

'Possibly a substitutes appearance against Cardiff could the his first time in a number of months that he's got the kit on.'

Michel Salgado is touch and go for the clash after shaking off a problem with his cheekbone but still feeling his hamstring (seriously we are like the walking wounded) which means he may be rested.

This may be a blessing in disguise as watching him try to keep pace with Matthew Etherington would be quite the spectacle.

Paul Robinson however IS good to go after having his head glued as a result of last week's heroic penalty win.

Kean commented - 'Robbo is okay, he's got his head glued, it isn't stitched and he's got a good scar to show off for being the only goalkeeper that has earned a penalty in the Premier League this season.

'There'll be no protective headgear as he's keen to show his battle scars.'

Battle scars? Awesome!

Rovers will likely pick from - Robinson, Salgado, Dann, Hanley, Givet, Rochina, Pedersen, Nzonzi, Hoilett, Formica, Yakubu, Bunn, Lowe, Henley, Petrovic, Roberts, Goodwillie, Blackman, Slew, Vukcevic.

Join The Vital Debate



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Friday November 25 2011
Time: 5:31PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
I hate giving people stick too much but Grant Hanley really does give me the willies - he'll have to stand up to the aerial bombardment tomorrow...
Mikey Delap
25/11/2011 17:35:00
0
To be fair hanley played alright last weekend and he has some pace.
WaKKo-
25/11/2011 18:22:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

No Celtic Offer For Duffy

Coyle has denied any official approach has been made to Blackburn from Celtic for our Republic of Ireland international and former Everton defender Duffy.

Hanley's Newcastle Move Confirmed

Blackburn defender, and captain, Hanley has completed his move to Newcastle. This brings and end to the rumour and speculation with Norwich & Sheffield Wednesday also linked.

Jackson Confirmed By Walsall

As irony would have it he's joined a club to replace a striker (Tom Bradshaw) who has left his new club to join the club Simeon Jackson left (Barnsley) to join Blackburn.

Duffy & Hanley Latest

Duffy is someone Blackburn want to tie to a new deal with Swansea, West Brom & Celtic interested. Hanley, linked with Newcastle, Norwich & Sheffield Wednesday is close to an exit.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile
Mikey Delap
no email
Profile
Sasman!
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Assuming Ben Marshall is one winger who will be the other?
Suggested By: VitalRovers
Elliott Bennett5%
Craig Conway62%
Liam Feeney25%
Connor Mahoney2%
No Marshall - it'll be two of the above!6%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Aston Villa 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Barnsley 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Birmingham 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Blackburn 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Brentford 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Brighton 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Bristol City 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Burton 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Cardiff 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Derby County 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Fulham 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Huddersfield 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Ipswich 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Leeds Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Newcastle 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Forest 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Preston 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Q.P.R. 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Reading 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Rotherham 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Sheff Wed 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Wigan 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Wolves 0 0 0 0 0 0
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.captain _midnight6
2.Walker5
3.@roverseas2