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Hanley fine to face Leeds

20 November 2014

Boss Gary Bowyer has no fresh injury worries as league football returns this weekend following the international break.

The likes of Grant Hanley, Corry Evans and Rudy Gestede have all been away on duty for their respective countries but all have come back unscathed as Rovers resume their league campaign with a mouthwatering clash with Leeds United at Ewood Park this Saturday.

Bowyer admitted he was concerned when Hanley came off midway through the second half of Scotland's 3-1 loss to England at Celtic Park, but those worries were quickly alleviated.

"My heart was in my mouth when Grant came off the other night but I was quickly on the phone to him and he was fine," said the Rovers boss.

"It was just a case of looking after him so we are appreciative of Gordon Strachan and Scotland for that."

Bowyer had hoped to have welcomed some of his injured players back into the fold for this weekend's Roses clash, but whilst several are making progress, none are likely to come into consideration.

"They're very close," added Bowyer. "Chris Brown played in a behind-closed-doors game on Tuesday and scored two. He only played 45 minutes so we'll see how he is.

"Jason Lowe and Tommy Spurr have been making progress on the training ground, they aren't with us yet but they won't be far off.

"The only one that is taking a little bit longer is Josh King I'm afraid. It is a difficult one because of his back, but hopefully he'll make progress to start getting close after the Middlesbrough game.

"Matt Kilgallon is maybe going to be a couple of weeks. He aggravated his knee in training on the Friday before Brighton and it hasn't settled down.

"So he might be a couple of weeks which is a little bit disappointing."

Supporters are reminded to get their tickets for Saturday's match against Leeds United in advance as tickets will go off sale at Ewood Park at 12 noon on the day of the game.

Tickets for the game are currently on sale to home fans with a database history of purchasing match tickets and supporters can pre-book in advance online at or via the call centre on 0871 222 1444 and collect from the Roverstore collection point on the day of the game.

Tickets are also available in store at the Roverstore at Ewood Park and the Oneroverstore on Church Street in Blackburn.

Prices are on sale from £21 for Adults, from £13 for Seniors 65 and over, and from just £8 for Under-17s.

The club is anticipating its biggest attendance of the season, swelled by a sizeable visiting support. Therefore, supporters are being advised to arrive early to avoid delays.

Due to the large number of away coaches, this could cause congestion on the approach roads to Ewood Park, especially from the Darwen End, which is likely to impact on users of Car Park B.

Also with roadworks that are part of the Pennine Reach Ewood Gyratory Scheme, car parking options around the stadium are reduced. Matchday parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis from Car Park H and Car Park F priced at £10.

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