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Touch and go for Tom

Posted: Thu 27 Feb 2014
Author: rovers.co.uk
Tom Cairney

Tom Cairney

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Rovers will leave it as late as possible to see if Tom Cairney will be fit to face Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

The 23-year-old limped out of last weekend's win over Reading with an ankle injury and although scans have shown no serious damage, the midfielder is touch and go to feature against the Trotters.

Speaking to Rovers Player on Thursday afternoon, manager Gary Bowyer said: "Tom is going to be close, so we are going to give him every opportunity to get through.

"He has been working well this week with the medical team so fingers crossed on that.

"He has been an important player for us this season and has done ever so well, so as long as he is back quickly rather than taking too long then we'll be happy with that."

Two players who are on the road to recovery are Joshua King and Dickson Etuhu with the manager reporting that both are making good progress.

"Josh is close," added Bowyer. "We are hoping to welcome him back at the beginning of next week. We've missed his pace a little bit.

"Dickson has joined in two sessions this week with us so he is coming back with us so that is a timely boost as well.

"From a manager's point of view it would be fantastic to have a fully fit squad, but the realism is that it very rarely happens at football clubs nowadays.

"The medical team and the sport's science team do a magnificent job for us."

Tickets for the Bolton match are still on sale at the Roverstore at Ewood Park and in Blackburn town centre. Prices are £33 for Adults, £23 Seniors/Under-23s and £12 for Under-18s. Call the ticket office on 0871 222 1444 for further information.