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Etuhu touch and go for Saturday

Posted: Thu 04 Oct 2012
Author: rovers.co.uk

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Midfielder sidelined with a virus.

Rovers boss Eric Black will keep an eye on the health of Dickson Etuhu ahead of Saturday's Ewood Park clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

A virus meant that the Nigerian international missed Wednesday night's goalless draw with Nottingham Forest and he is considered 50/50 for Saturday's game against Wolves.

Aside from Markus Olsson (hamstring) and Leon Best (knee), Etuhu is Rovers' only concern for the weekend after Colin Kazim-Richards reported no problems following his appearance as a second half substitute at the City Ground.

"Dickson came in this morning and went on the bike a little bit in the gym but I would say he is still touch and go for the weekend," said Black on Thursday. "So we'll see how he improves over the next 48 hours.

"But aside from that we aren't bad, obviously Leon Best is still absent and Markus Olsson is still out."

Black must also decide whether to give Colin Kazim-Richards his first start since the second game of the season, admitting that the Turkish international isn't yet fully fit following his knee injury.

"Colin Kazim-Richards trained today and he was fine so he's in the squad once more," added Black.

"Obviously he was a long time out and you can't expect him to just turnaround have a few training sessions and be what he was before. 

"He's trained again this morning and looked fine but he's not yet fully fit and fully firing, he'll need a couple of games before he's anywhere near that.

"But it'll be up to me to decide whether I feel he can do enough for us to introduce him or not."

Tickets for Saturday's game will be on sale right up until the 3.00pm kick-off. Prices start from just £19 for Adults, £12 for Seniors/Students and £7 for Juniors under 16.

Book online today at www.onerovers.co.uk and collect your tickets from the Blackburn End collection point on the day of the game.