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Opportunity knocks

28 November 2014

Gary Bowyer believes the chance is there for some of his players to stake their claim for a first team spot in Saturday's match against Middlesbrough.

Rovers will be forced into making two changes for the top-six clash at the Riverside Stadium as Tom Cairney serves a one-match ban, whilst Jason Steele is ineligible to play against his parent club.

The manager certainly isn't short of options to replace the duo with Craig Conway, Chris Taylor, Ryan Tunnicliffe and Luke Varney all vying for Cairney's spot, whilst Jason Steele's place between the posts could be taken by Simon Eastwood, Jake Kean or Paul Robinson.

"We are blessed with options so that is good, it is a decision that we've got to make," admitted the Rovers boss.

"We'll take each game on merit, look at strengths and weaknesses and ways in which we can exploit the opposition.

"That is what we'll do and pick the formation and players that are suited for that.

"I think any selection that you make is done with the team first and what I'm really delighted with at the moment is that everybody understands that.

"Both strikers have been left out recently and responded in magnificent style. That is what we've got now, we've got an honest bunch that are committed to each other.

"They realise that the decisions made are made for the team first."

Tickets for Saturday's game go off sale at Ewood at 4pm on Friday.

Supporters can purchase tickets on the day of the game at the Riverside Stadium, cash only from the South Stand ticket office next to the away turnstiles from 1.30pm.

Ticket prices are £31 for Adults, £23 for over 65s and £16 for Under-18s.

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