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Boss: Bell could be back

The left back began his career with Birmingham City and could make a return from injury back at his old stomping ground

21 October 2019

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Tony Mowbray has revealed that his squad will be boosted by the return to fitness of Amari'i Bell for tomorrow's trip to Birmingham City.

Bell's a former Blues player having come through the ranks at the club before going on to appear just once for the club during his three years at St Andrew's.

He missed out on the draw against Huddersfield Town at the weekend due to a knee injury, which resulted in Elliott Bennett playing in an unfamiliar left back role.

But speaking ahead of the clash against Pep Clotet's Midlanders, Mowbray says the 25-year-old left back is back in contention again.

“The injury list is looking pretty long at the moment, but that’s part and parcel of the game," he said when discussing potential absentees to iFollow Rovers.

“On the back of training on Friday, Amari’i made everyone aware that he had a problem with his knee and told me that he didn’t feel he could do himself or the team justice on the Saturday.

“But it’s settled down over the weekend, he today and we’ll see if there’s a reaction, but we’ll put him on the squad list and see how he feels tomorrow morning.

Tuesday night will be the first of back-to-back away clashes for Mowbray's men, with a local trip to Preston North End coming sharply into focus following the game against Birmingham.

And Mowbray adds that six points is the target for his team.

“We have two away games to come and we need to go to both of them with the aim of getting victories, just like we did at Hull and Reading," he said.

“They’re all tough away from home, but with the quality we have in our squad we can go away and get victories in both games."

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