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Duo set for Ewood debuts

31 July 2015

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New signings Fode Koita and Sacha Petshi are in line to make their Ewood Park debuts tomorrow when Rovers take on Wigan Athletic - kick-off 3.00pm.

The pair are expected to feature in the final pre-season friendly of the summer ahead of next weekend's big season start at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Petshi, signed after impressing on trial, has featured already for Rovers. Playing 45 minutes against Accrington Stanley, and then getting 90 under his belt in the 2-0 win over Tranmere Rovers seven days ago.

The giant midfielder missed the match against Bury in midweek having returned to France briefly but is back at Brockhall and likely to be involved against the Latics.

Also expected to play is forward Fode Koita. The former French Under-21 international is yet to play in a Rovers shirt, but after building up his fitness, he is in line for an appearance.

Boss Gary Bowyer has been impressed with what he's seen from the former Caen striker and believes he'll be a force to be reckoned with once fully fit.

"Fode is doing ever so well and getting better every time," said the manager.

"He has joined in with us and he's a powerful boy. We saw it in the games that he played and once we get him fully fit he'll be a handful."

Tickets for Saturday's match will be on sale up until the 3.00pm kick-off. Priced at just £10 Adults, £5 Seniors 65 and over, £5 for 18-21 year-olds and just £1 for Juniors aged 17 and under.

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