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Tony: We'll take no risks at Charlton

27 April 2018

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Rovers boss Tony Mowbray has revealed some of his players have been playing through injury in recent weeks, meaning some may be rested for the trip to Charlton.

With promotion now secured, Rovers will be looking to take the title race to the final day with victory at the Valley.

Asked to provide a team news update before the game, the boss revealed some players are carrying knocks.

"We've got players who have been carrying knocks for several weeks now," the boss told iFollow.

"They've battled through it and that's old school - it's why I've spoken so much about the spirit and character of this team.

"We've been playing injured footballers and it's something that happened when I was a player.

"I had 15 or 20 stitches above my eye, patched it up and played with a plaster over it. We've got players in this group doing things like that.

"The debate I've got in my mind over the next 24 hours is that I wouldn't want them to play and then have to get fit over the summer.

"There are a couple we won't take chances on. They don't need to play with injuries any more, we've achieved our goal.

"I feel obliged to put a strong team out, but if there's an opportunity to give the injured players a rest I'll do that."

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