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Tony talks team ahead of Blackpool's visit

Nyambe the only concern, but boss believes the right back will be fine to play against the Tangerines

8 March 2018

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Tony Mowbray has revealed he has no fresh injury concerns ahead of Blackpool's trip to Ewood Park this weekend in League One.

Aiming to get back to winning ways after the draw against Wigan last weekend, Tony tells us that he has plenty of options to choose from if he does want to shuffle the pack on Saturday.
The boss watched on as a number of senior pros played in the Lancashire Senior Cup on Wednesday evening, and says some of those starters could be in contention to play a part against the Tangerines.
“The lads who played last night needed a game as it’s been a while since some of them played a competitive match," Mowbray said on Thursday morning at the Senior Training Centre.
“We have a lot of players to select from and hopefully we can pick the right team and get the right performance this weekend.
“I don’t think there is anything. There is one or two we are looking at - Nyambe’s taken a knee but I’m sure he’ll be fine. There’s nothing else really to report in terms of injuries.
“[Marcus] Antonsson is back now and [Craig] Conway is back fit. They’ll all have an important part to play.

Another who was in the starting XI last night was Dominic Samuel, who got the full 90 minutes under his belt in his return after picking up an ankle injury in the recent win against Walsall.

And the boss admits that the striker is lacking in confidence right now, but insists it's up to the striker to get that poise back on the training ground.

“Samuel hasn’t been involved in the squads in recent weeks. He needed a game and got that in the Under-23s. He showed what a threat he was at the start of the season with his pace and power," Tony added.
“It’s a confidence thing - it almost always is with strikers. He needs a run of games but at this moment Danny [Graham] and Adam [Armstrong] are scoring goals. He needs to work hard on his finishing to build his confidence on the training ground."
Rovers are next in action on Saturday 10th March when ex-boss Gary Bowyer brings his Blackpool team to Ewood Park in League One.

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