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Injuries clearing up, says Mowbray

The boss confirms that Tosin Adarabioyo and Ben Brereton are closing in on a first team return

22 August 2019

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Tony Mowbray says there is better news on the injury front ahead of this weekend's home clash against Cardiff City.

Tosin Adarabioyo and Ben Brereton both missed out on the midweek win at Hull City through niggling injuries, but the boss has revealed the the duo are likely to be available for Saturday's clash.

Greg Cunningham is a definite absentee against Cardiff due to being ineligible to play against his parent club.

Bradley Dack should be fine to play despite coming off with a knee injury at Hull, but the boss is expecting to be able to name a strong squad for the battle against The Bluebirds.

“Tosin is very close, Ben Brereton is very close," Mowbray revealed to iFollow Rovers ahead of the clash.

"I don’t want to sit here on a Thursday and say they’ll be in the squad, but they’re both back out training on the grass.

“There are good reports on them at the minute, so we’ll have to see how we go ahead of the weekend. Overall, things are looking good on the injury front."

And on Cunningham, who has kept two clean sheets in his first two appearances in the Championship for Rovers, Mowbray says it's a shame that the Irishman can't play a part.

“Greg’s a good, steady, experienced footballer who picks the right pass," he added when discussing the 28-year-old's impressive start to life at Ewood Park.

"He’s an intelligent footballer who wants to please and wants to do what you want him to do.

“He also fits in well with the Irish contingent in the backline. I speak a lot about the rapport and the personalities in the squad and with two of the back four alongside him, there’s a good connection and a good camaraderie.

“We’ll see how that continues as the games go by.”

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