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Bowyer's relief for Williamson

21 September 2014

Rovers boss Gary Bowyer was relieved that Lee Williamson didn't sustain serious injury in the 1-0 win over Fulham on Saturday.

The midfielder was stretchered off after being on the end of a late and high attempted tackle from Fulham defender Shaun Hutchinson, who saw red for his challenge.

There was immediately concern for Williamson, but thankfully he was able to travel home north after the game.

"Fortunately Lee Williamson is going to be okay," said the manager immediately after the game. "He has got lucky with it.

"It isn't a break or anything like that and we're delighted that the players have won the game for him.

"His leg is heavily scarred but he's able to walk out of here.

"The defender isn't that type of player, he's apologised and we've no problem with that."

Fellow midfielder Tom Cairney also didn't reappear after half-time after sustaining a knock to the ankle in the first half. But it is hoped that the injury isn't too serious.

"Very early the lad landed on his foot so it looked like it was just twisted," added Bowyer.

"He said at half-time that he felt he couldn't carry on. So we had to make a change again, very quickly we'd lost two midfielders.

"I thought Chris Taylor's energy when he came on was outstanding and Craig Conway was involved in the goal with his delivery."

Rovers are back in action this Saturday when Watford are the visitors to Ewood Park.

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