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Good news on the injury front

The boss has revealed that Adam Armstrong, Sam Hart and Darragh Lenihan are back in contention this weekend

15 August 2019

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Tony Mowbray says his injury list is decreasing in numbers ahead of this weekend's game against Middlesbrough at Ewood Park.

Adam Armstrong, Sam Hart and Darragh Lenihan have all been doubts for the clash against the Boro after picking up knocks, with the latter two missing out on the recent games against Oldham Athletic and Fulham.

But Mowbray says that the trio are back in contention for the game against the Teessiders, but Tosin Adarabioyo remains touch and go to be fit for our third Championship game of the campaign.

“Things have improved on the injury front and most of the lads trained today, which is good news for us," the boss reported to iFollow Rovers.

“Adam Armstrong trained today and that’s good news, Sam Hart trained today which is good news, Darragh Lenihan trained today and that’s good news as well.

“I sit here reasonably relaxed, despite looking at our injury board. Tosin didn’t train today and we’ll have to see how he gets on tomorrow. We will put a pretty competitive team out there on Saturday whatever team we pick.

“We’re aware that we need points as soon as possible and this is a great opportunity for us. The same can be said for Middlesbrough, of course, but these early games are good tests for us."

Despite his side's opening two games ending in defeat, Mowbray has seen some positive signs from the two clashes against Charlton and Fulham.

The midweek display against Oldham Athletic wasn't what Mowbray desired, but his side did enough to progress to the next round of the Carabao Cup.

“Tuesday night against Oldham was by far our worst performance of the season and yet managed to scrape the win, but I think from the two league games we can feel a bit hard done by after the hard work that was put into those games," the Rovers chief added.

“All we can do is prepare for the next game and it’s against a team that beat us last season at home and were disappointed with finishing seventh in the league.

“It’s another good test for us, as they all are in this league, but this month is particularly tough. We’ll know where we’ll be at the end of this month, but let’s see where we are after having a balance of opponents from those at the top, those towards the bottom and those in mid-table."

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