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Defender returns for 'Boro clash

20 September 2012

Rovers welcome back Gael Givet to the squad for the Friday night clash with Middlesbrough.

The Frenchman missed Tuesday's win over Barnsley with a leg injury, but the defender has shaken off the knock and is expected to return to the starting eleven for the Ewood Park encounter.

After the rigours of the midweek game other players within the squad will have their fitness assessed ahead of the match against Tony Mowbray's side, but there aren't likely to be any new additions to the injury list.

Speaking to the press on Thursday afternoon Steve Kean said: "There are a few bumps and bruises but nothing that will keep them out of the squad.

"We've managed to add Gael Givet which is a massive bonus to get Gael back in.

"He had quite a bad dead leg and quite a lot of swelling around his knee but the way Gael is he just gets out there and gets on with it, so it is great to have him back.

"The doctor actually thought he'd ruptured a blood capsule in his knee such was the swelling but they've worked hard with him, got the swelling under control and he's been out on the grass this morning and come through it."

Rovers will still be without Markus Olsson (hamstring), Colin Kazim-Richards (knee) and Leon Best (knee).

The manager is expected to select from: Robinson, Orr, Martin Olsson, Henrique, Givet, Lowe, Fabio Nunes, Dunn, Formica, Rhodes, Pedersen, Murphy, Dann, Paulo Jorge, Etuhu, Nuno Gomes, Rochina, Hanley, Ribeiro, Kean.

Tickets for Friday night's game will be on sale right up until the 7.45pm kick-off. Prices start from £15 for Adults, £10 for Seniors and £5 for Juniors.

Supporters are also reminded that it isn't too late to purchase a 2012-13 season ticket. 

Season tickets in the Ronnie Clayton Blackburn End, Darwen End and Riverside stands are still available from just £259 – which provides supporters with the equivalent of nine FREE games against matchday prices.
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