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A great problem to have

16 February 2015

Gary Bowyer acknowledges he has a something of a selection dilemma ahead of tomorrow night's clash with Cardiff City.

The Rovers boss made eight changes to the side for the FA Cup match against Stoke City, but they came up trumps with an emphatic 4-1 win.

Attentions now return to the league campaign with the Rovers boss admitting he has plenty of choices to make in terms of squad selection.

"We have a great dilemma in terms of picking the team for the Cardiff game," said Bowyer.

"The characters that we've brought into the club have given us a problem and it is a great problem to have.

"Everybody at the moment is fighting and putting a case forward for why they should be starting."

Rovers will be without Ben Marshall, Jason Lowe and David Dunn for the match against the Bluebirds.

Marshall sustained a shoulder injury seconds into the win over Stoke City, and whilst scans have shown there was no break or dislocation, the midfielder won't be fit for tomorrow night's game.

Jason Lowe will be out for a while with a foot injury, but there is better news on David Dunn as he is expected to step up his recovery this week.

Bowyer added: "Marshy went to hospital and there was nothing broken or dislocated but I think it will be another 48 hours before that settles down where we can make a proper assessment of that.

"Lowey will be out for a while now which is a blow. It is the same problem that he had where he missed seven weeks with a small fracture.

"We'll just have to see how it goes, hopefully it is weeks but we just have to wait and see.

"David Dunn should be back out on the grass today and that is us touch wood with the injuries."

Jay Spearing is available for selection once more after being cup-tied at the weekend.

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