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Danny doubt for Valley clash

Posted: Fri 28 Sep 2012
Author: rovers.co.uk
Danny Murphy is back after injury

Danny Murphy is back after injury

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Rovers captain requires late fitness test ahead of match against former club.

Rovers will give a late check to club captain Danny Murphy ahead of Saturday's match at Charlton Athletic.

The midfielder tweaked a knee during the week but provided he comes through Friday training without further trouble then he should take his place in the squad against one of his former clubs.

Martin Olsson is fine after a shoulder injury forced the defender off against Middlesbrough, but his brother Markus (hamstring), and striker Colin Kazim-Richards (knee), remain on the injured list.

"There's a slight doubt over Danny Murphy as he's tweaked his medial ligament the other day in training," revealed the manager.

"So he's going to be a doubt, but apart from that we've got lots of bodies to select from.

"Martin is okay, he has had that problem before with his shoulder so we are always fearful at times when he falls that he might dislocate it. Fortunately it didn't dislocate to the level where he needs an operation, he's a bit battered and bruised but he'll travel.

"We are still without Markus Olsson with a hamstring strain and Colin Kazim-Richards isn't quite there yet and we know Leon Best is long term."

"We've got to use the squad at the right times and make sure we get back to winning ways."

Forward Diogo Rosado could also travel after impressing on his debut in a Rovers shirt for the Reserves on Monday evening.

A large squad is expected to travel to the Valley, with the manager selecting from: Robinson, Orr, Martin Olsson, Henrique, Givet, Lowe, Fabio Nunes, Dunn, Formica, Rhodes, Pedersen, Murphy, Dann, Paulo Jorge, Etuhu, Edinho, Nuno Gomes, Rochina, Hanley, Ribeiro, Kean, Rosado.

Tickets for the Charlton game will be on sale at Ewood until 4.30pm Friday. After that they'll be available at the Valley on the day of the game from the South Stand Ticket Office, cash only. Prices are £29 for Adults, £27.50 for concessions.