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Team news: Blackpool v Rovers

23 July 2016

Team news from Bloomfield Road as Rovers take on Blackpool...

Shane Duffy makes his first appearance of pre-season following his involvement at this summer's Euros.

The 24-year-old featured twice for the Republic of Ireland at the tournament and only returned to Rovers' Senior Training Centre on Monday.

Duffy partners Elliott Ward at the back, with Jason Lowe and Adam Henley operating at full-back and Jason Steele in goal.

Danny Guthrie and Jack Byrne get the nod to start in the centre of midfield, with wingers Liam Feeney and Ben Marshall providing support for Anthony Stokes and Danny Graham up front.

Graham will be looking to find the back of the net for the fourth friendly running, having scored the winners against SV Ried and Bury, as well as opening the scoring in Tuesday night's 1-1 draw with Rochdale.

Corry Evans, who starred for Northern Ireland at Euro 2016, is also back in the Rovers squad today, taking up a place on the bench, where he is joined by former Rovers defender Gordon Greer, who has returned to the club on trial.

The 35-year-old central defender, who was released by Brighton earlier this summer, spent two seasons with Rovers towards the start of his career, making just one appearance in the League Cup, before joining Kilmarnock in 2003.

Fellow trialist Faissal El Bakhtaoui is also on the bench.

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