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A decision to make on Mulgrew

Tony says the skipper will be assessed ahead of Bradford battle at Ewood Park tonight

29 March 2018

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Boss Tony Mowbray says he will decide whether captain Charlie Mulgrew will start against Bradford City just hours before the clash at Ewood Park.

Not just a key defender, Charlie's leadership and goal threat has been instrumental in Rovers' rise towards the top of the League One table.
 
But having spent the last week or so with Scotland and captaining his country for two full games against Costa Rica and at Hungary - which was played on Tuesday night - Mowbray has a decision to make on his 32-year-old skipper.
 
“Charlie playing on Tuesday tonight isn’t ideal but we will live with it and deal with it," Tony said when asked about Mulgrew's availability.
 
"We’ll see how he is when he gets back. He won’t get back until 3.30am on Wednesday and we’ll see how he is.
 
“I’m mindful about how important he is for us with his defending, his delivery and leadership. We’ll see how he is when he gets in."
 
But aside from that, all Rovers' international bunch are back and available for selection, with Derrick Williams, Darragh Lenihan, Corry Evans and Jayson Leutwiler reporting for duty.
 
And Tony added that the players will be back playing the Rovers way after representing their country, as the manager explains.
 
“Everyone’s been training and they’ve all looked sharp over the last two days. Sometimes when players go away on international duty they are stuck in a routine.
 
“For example, Corry Evans, the way Northern Ireland play is sitting back and trying to frustrate opponents and score on breakaways. We want to get him stuck into training as soon as possible and get them back into our way of playing."
 
Rovers are next in action on Thursday 29th March against Bradford City. Kick-off against the Bantams is at 7.45pm, and tickets can be purchased by clicking here 

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