Suspension Blow for David Bentley
A yellow card picked up in Blackburn Rovers victory over Wigan Athletic will mean David Bentley will miss the Premiership clash with Arsenal at Ewood Park a week Saturday.
The suspension means Bentley's record of being one of only two Rovers players to started every Premiership match this season (the other being Brad Friedel) will end.
The booking came about after Bentley had himself been fouled; he was then booked for decent. This has angered Mark Hughes once again as he thinks that we are being more severely punished than other clubs as Rovers picked up five booking in the Wigan match, he said:
"We seem to pick up bookings more readily than any other club. It was no reflection of the game."
Meanwhile another man set for suspension after picking up his fifth booking of the season against Middlesbrough is Lucas Neill. Should he still be a Rovers player by the weekend he will miss the FA Cup Third Round clash with Everton, although with a move to Liverpool looking likely the likelihood of him playing would have been small wouldn't it as Rafael Benitez wouldn't have wanted him cup tied would he? It would have been interesting to see what would have happened should Neill have been available…
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