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Changes to be made

14 April 2015

Gary Bowyer will look to freshen up his squad for this evening's trip to St. Andrew's to take on Birmingham City.

The Rovers boss could welcome a couple of players back into the fold, with the likes of Craig Conway, Corry Evans and Rudy Gestede hopeful of playing some part.

He has also suggested that now might be the time to give promising youngsters John O'Sullivan and Darragh Lenihan their first senior starts.

"We think we might have one or two back but no more than that," said Bowyer.

"I think the positive is that we came through Saturday without any more injuries so hopefully we might be able to freshen it up with one or two faces.

"In my time it has been the worst I've ever known, but it has provided opportunity for others and between now and the end of the season it should provide an opportunity for a couple of the young ones again.

"We've had David Raya make his debut at Leeds and I think the way John O'Sullivan and Darragh Lenihan are training it is only going to be a matter of time before we let them loose on it and have a look at them and gain an assessment of how they can cope in the Championship.

"With my background in youth development it has always been something that I've wanted to do ever since I've been the manager, to give someone their full debut. Not just in the Carling Cup or the FA Cup, but in an actual league game.

"I was delighted to be able to do that with David at Leeds and Darragh and Johnno are pushing really hard for it. They've trained with the group for a number of weeks now and they've shown that they can take the responsibility on.

"We've got to blood them and see if they can be part of the squad next season, not just a player that goes out on loan again. We want them to push their way into the team."

Supporters who haven't yet purchased tickets for this evening's match against Birmingham City will be able to do at St. Andrew's.

Tickets will go off sale at the Roverstore at Ewood at 2.30pm today with supporters able to purchase tickets after that from St. Andrew's, cash only from the away turnstiles

Admission prices are Adults £20, Seniors (65+) £15, Students £15, 13-18 yr-old £10 and Under 13 £5.

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