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Skipper's return a timely boost

With Darragh Lenihan out of action this weekend, Charlie Mulgrew's return has come at the perfect time

7 February 2019

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As one door closes, another one opens, and that's exactly the feeling ahead of Tony Mowbray's team selection this weekend against Bristol City.

The boss has ruled defender Darragh Lenihan out of action for the next few weeks, but his cause has been boosted by Charlie Mulgrew's availability after over a month out of action.

The Scotland international has been out of action since picking up a hamstring injury at Newcastle United in the Emirates FA Cup at the beginning of January.

But having completed his rehabilitation, the captain is set for a return to the Rovers ranks in place of the out of action Lenihan.

“It’s a blow, but other people need to step up," Tony said when touching on Lenihan's injury to iFollow Rovers.

"But it’s coincided nicely with Charlie being ready to go.

“Having the skipper back available is a big, big positive for us. Rodwell’s versatility is there for us all to see.

“We also have the opportunity to go three at the back if we need to with Derrick Williams out on the grass and Ryan Nyambe on the grass.

“We’ll be okay. I’m a strong believer in the collective over the individual.

“Charlie didn’t train today as he was attending a funeral back in Glasgow, a family bereavement.

“He’s trained all week though and will be in the squad for this weekend."

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