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A return for Raya against Rotherham?

Tony Mowbray talks goalkeepers ahead of the Millers' visit to Ewood Park this weekend

8 November 2018

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Tony Mowbray has revealed David Raya could make a return to the first team when Rotherham United visit Ewood Park on Saturday afternoon.

The goalkeeper hasn't played since suffering a horrific facial injury in a collision with Jay Rodriguez at West Bromwich Albion almost two weeks ago.
 
But the boss has revealed that the Spanish stopper has been training this week and is touch and go for the game against the Millers this weekend.
 
“David is alright. It doesn’t look like David, his face is a lot different and he isn’t as handsome as he once was!" Tony said on Thursday.
 
“But he’s alright and he trained today and will train tomorrow. We’ll see how he is mentally. The doctors are happy with him but we’ll see how comfortable he is with a mask on and whatever we decide, we’ll be happy with.
 
“We’ll make a decision after tomorrow’s training session, but if David doesn’t play then he will have another two weeks in the international break and we’ll go with Jayson."
 
Raya will require surgery, but Mowbray has added that the Barcelona-born number one will wait a few months before going under the knife.
 
“He’ll need his nose reconstructed and we’ll probably look to get that done in the summer," the boss said.
 
"I think David will want that as well. The specialist says that if an operation is done now then he will be out for eight to six weeks. 
 
“It’s not something we need to do now and I’m sure his girlfriend will still be okay with him! We’ll do whatever needs doing in the summer."
 

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