Boss Tony Mowbray could be handed a selection boost ahead of Saturday's first home game of the season against Doncaster Rovers.
For the manager has revealed that Craig Conway is closing in on a first team return.
The popular Scot has missed the last four pre-season friendlies, and the opening two games of the 2017-18 campaign, with a hamstring injury. But Mowbray hopes to have him available for selection when the newly-promoted side visit Ewood this weekend.
"I think we'll probably have Craig Conway back at the weekend to throw into the equation," revealed the Rovers boss.
"He can fit into the formation and the shape that we play extremely well.
"He has a fantastic work ethic and a goal threat, so it is good that there'll be some selection dilemmas."
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