BLACKBURN Rovers will make a late fitness call on striker Leon Best ahead of this weekend's clash with Peterborough after the forward suffered a setback in his comeback from injury.

Best, who has not featured for Rovers all season since injuring his knee in the summer, has made two appearances for the Ewood development squad and it was hoped that he would be able to feature in the 18-man squad on Saturday.

But Rovers boss Michael Appleton confirmed the former Newcastle United man had suffered a reaction to the injury in training this week and that he will be assessed prior to the game.

Appleton is already without a number of first-team players with Lee Williamson, Paul Robinson, Colin Kazim-Richards, Martin Olsson and Dickson Etuhu all unavailable for Saturday.