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Ready for the off!

16 August 2012

Strong squad to travel to Suffolk for Saturday's season opener.

Steve Kean has a large fit squad at his disposal ahead of the season opener at Ipswich Town on Saturday.

Rovers are boosted by the news that Danny Murphy has recovered from the foot injury that forced him to miss the last couple of pre-season matches and is expected to captain the side at Portman Road.

However there will be four players who miss out on the opening day as Leon Best (knee), Mark Bunn (hip), Martin Olsson (groin) and Ruben Rochina (hamstring) won't be available.

Speaking ahead of the first game of the campaign, the Rovers boss said: "We aren't doing too badly, we've not got too many injured.

"We've got Mark Bunn who is getting over his hip operation and he was going really well but he's just had a little bit of a set back so he's not going to be available,

"Martin Olsson still hasn't resumed full training after his groin operation in the summer and even if he can get back onto the grass next week he'll still find himself 4-6 weeks behind everyone else in their fitness levels, so it is going to be a little bit of time to get him up to speed.

"Ruben Rochina has just had his first day back after having a sizeable tear in his hamstring so it is unlikely he'll be available, whilst Leon Best is of course out long term.

"But the good news is that Danny Murphy has trained all week after missing a couple of weeks with a foot injury, so he should be fine for Saturday."

The manager is expected to select from: Robinson, Kean, Orr, Givet, Dann, Henley, Hanley, Ribeiro, Lowe, Fabio Nunes, Dunn, Formica, Petrovic, Pedersen, Murphy, Markus Olsson, Paulo Jorge, Etuhu, Vukcevic, Edinho, Nuno Gomes, Goodwillie, Kazim-Richards.

Tickets for the game on Saturday are still on sale priced at £25 for Adults, £18 for Seniors/Students and £15 for Juniors.

Supporters should note that whilst tickets will be on sale on the day of the game at Ipswich from turnstiles 12 and 13 from 1.30pm, there is an increase in prices. Adults and Seniors prices go up by £2.50, Juniors by £1.

Call the ticket office for further information on 0871 222 1444.

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