Team news: Blackburn Rovers v Manchester City

GOALKEEPER Paul Robinson will make his first appearance for Blackburn Rovers in more than a year in today’s FA Cup third-round tie with Manchester City at Ewood Park.

The former England number one, who has now fully recovered from the blood clot on his lung that threatened his life, has not played for Rovers’ first team since the 4-1 home defeat to Cardiff City on December 7, 2012.

Robinson has played in behind-closed-doors friendlies and for the club’s under-21s team after returning to full training.

The 34-year-old takes the place of Simon Eastwood between the posts and is one of three changes to the side which started the 2-1 Championship win at Leeds United on New Year’s Day.

Top scorer Jordan Rhodes and DJ Campbell drop to the bench and are replaced by Adam Henley and the suspension-free Jason Lowe.

City, chasing glory on four fronts and with a Capital One Cup semi-final first leg at home to West Ham United to come in four days’ time, make seven changes to the team that started their 3-2 victory at Swansea City which kept them one point off top spot in the Premier League.

But City boss Manuel Pellegrini is still able to name players of the calibre of Fernandinho, David Silva, Alvaro Negredo and Edin Dzeko in his starting line-up – and the likes of Joe Hart, captain Vincent Kompany, Yaya Toure and Jesus Navas to call on from the bench.

Rovers: Robinson, Henley, Dann, Hanley, Spurr, Marshall, Williamson, Lowe, Taylor, Cairney, Gestede. Subs: Eastwood, Kilgallon, King, Campbell, Rhodes, Rochina, Judge.

City: Pantilimon, Boyata, Nastasic, Lescott, Clichy, Milner, Fernandinho, Javi Garcia, Silva, Negredo, Dzeko. Subs: Hart, Kompany, Zabaleta, Kolarov, Yaya Toure, Jesus Navas, Lopes.

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12:18pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Rossendale Rover says...

C'mon u Rovers !!!!
C'mon u Rovers !!!! Rossendale Rover

12:32pm Sat 4 Jan 14

You're not mugging me off that easily says...

The LT seem to be overlooking Rhodes's relegation to the bench, why is that?

I'll tell you why, prospective clubs don't want him cup tied. Leaving him out completely without injury would be too hard to explain so just put him on the bench.

No smoke without fire no dads. He's off and you know it !
The LT seem to be overlooking Rhodes's relegation to the bench, why is that? I'll tell you why, prospective clubs don't want him cup tied. Leaving him out completely without injury would be too hard to explain so just put him on the bench. No smoke without fire no dads. He's off and you know it ! You're not mugging me off that easily

12:54pm Sat 4 Jan 14

theirishrover says...

Why is Rhodes on the bench?
Why is Rhodes on the bench? theirishrover

12:57pm Sat 4 Jan 14

You're not mugging me off that easily says...

theirishrover wrote:
Why is Rhodes on the bench?
Do you really need it spelling out ?
[quote][p][bold]theirishrover[/bold] wrote: Why is Rhodes on the bench?[/p][/quote]Do you really need it spelling out ? You're not mugging me off that easily

1:16pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Dukes says...

You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
theirishrover wrote:
Why is Rhodes on the bench?
Do you really need it spelling out ?
been rested bullocks.
[quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]theirishrover[/bold] wrote: Why is Rhodes on the bench?[/p][/quote]Do you really need it spelling out ?[/p][/quote]been rested bullocks. Dukes

1:24pm Sat 4 Jan 14

You're not mugging me off that easily says...

Dukes wrote:
You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
theirishrover wrote:
Why is Rhodes on the bench?
Do you really need it spelling out ?
been rested bullocks.
And you believe that do you?

So it's just a coincidence then is it that if he doesn't play then he isn't cup tied ?

Another deluded no dad who can't see the wood for the trees.
[quote][p][bold]Dukes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]theirishrover[/bold] wrote: Why is Rhodes on the bench?[/p][/quote]Do you really need it spelling out ?[/p][/quote]been rested bullocks.[/p][/quote]And you believe that do you? So it's just a coincidence then is it that if he doesn't play then he isn't cup tied ? Another deluded no dad who can't see the wood for the trees. You're not mugging me off that easily

1:40pm Sat 4 Jan 14

RobH2O says...

By by Jordan Rhodes And then its Bye bye Jordan Rhodes!

Mega!
By by Jordan Rhodes And then its Bye bye Jordan Rhodes! Mega! RobH2O

2:26pm Sat 4 Jan 14

HitchinRover says...

You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
The LT seem to be overlooking Rhodes's relegation to the bench, why is that?

I'll tell you why, prospective clubs don't want him cup tied. Leaving him out completely without injury would be too hard to explain so just put him on the bench.

No smoke without fire no dads. He's off and you know it !
just come off the bench, messes up that theory dont it
[quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: The LT seem to be overlooking Rhodes's relegation to the bench, why is that? I'll tell you why, prospective clubs don't want him cup tied. Leaving him out completely without injury would be too hard to explain so just put him on the bench. No smoke without fire no dads. He's off and you know it ![/p][/quote]just come off the bench, messes up that theory dont it HitchinRover

2:41pm Sat 4 Jan 14

earwego says...

You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
Dukes wrote:
You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
theirishrover wrote:
Why is Rhodes on the bench?
Do you really need it spelling out ?
been rested bullocks.
And you believe that do you?

So it's just a coincidence then is it that if he doesn't play then he isn't cup tied ?

Another deluded no dad who can't see the wood for the trees.
Wrong again,what a mug you are
[quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dukes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]theirishrover[/bold] wrote: Why is Rhodes on the bench?[/p][/quote]Do you really need it spelling out ?[/p][/quote]been rested bullocks.[/p][/quote]And you believe that do you? So it's just a coincidence then is it that if he doesn't play then he isn't cup tied ? Another deluded no dad who can't see the wood for the trees.[/p][/quote]Wrong again,what a mug you are earwego

4:02pm Sat 4 Jan 14

baldie says...

You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
The LT seem to be overlooking Rhodes's relegation to the bench, why is that?

I'll tell you why, prospective clubs don't want him cup tied. Leaving him out completely without injury would be too hard to explain so just put him on the bench.

No smoke without fire no dads. He's off and you know it !
Good theory Einstein
[quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: The LT seem to be overlooking Rhodes's relegation to the bench, why is that? I'll tell you why, prospective clubs don't want him cup tied. Leaving him out completely without injury would be too hard to explain so just put him on the bench. No smoke without fire no dads. He's off and you know it ![/p][/quote]Good theory Einstein baldie

4:04pm Sat 4 Jan 14

theirishrover says...

earwego wrote:
You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
Dukes wrote:
You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
theirishrover wrote:
Why is Rhodes on the bench?
Do you really need it spelling out ?
been rested bullocks.
And you believe that do you?

So it's just a coincidence then is it that if he doesn't play then he isn't cup tied ?

Another deluded no dad who can't see the wood for the trees.
Wrong again,what a mug you are
If he comes of the bench and plays does that mean he isn't cup tied and that is me mugging u off great result
[quote][p][bold]earwego[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dukes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]theirishrover[/bold] wrote: Why is Rhodes on the bench?[/p][/quote]Do you really need it spelling out ?[/p][/quote]been rested bullocks.[/p][/quote]And you believe that do you? So it's just a coincidence then is it that if he doesn't play then he isn't cup tied ? Another deluded no dad who can't see the wood for the trees.[/p][/quote]Wrong again,what a mug you are[/p][/quote]If he comes of the bench and plays does that mean he isn't cup tied and that is me mugging u off great result theirishrover

4:50pm Sat 4 Jan 14

keanoutofrovers says...

You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
Dukes wrote:
You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
theirishrover wrote:
Why is Rhodes on the bench?
Do you really need it spelling out ?
been rested bullocks.
And you believe that do you?

So it's just a coincidence then is it that if he doesn't play then he isn't cup tied ?

Another deluded no dad who can't see the wood for the trees.
Came on as a late sub, obviously nothing to do with being cup tied. More to do with needing a striker who can hold the ball up front.

Gestede actually played very well today. Held the ball up, battled hard and looked dangerous. Promising.
[quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dukes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]theirishrover[/bold] wrote: Why is Rhodes on the bench?[/p][/quote]Do you really need it spelling out ?[/p][/quote]been rested bullocks.[/p][/quote]And you believe that do you? So it's just a coincidence then is it that if he doesn't play then he isn't cup tied ? Another deluded no dad who can't see the wood for the trees.[/p][/quote]Came on as a late sub, obviously nothing to do with being cup tied. More to do with needing a striker who can hold the ball up front. Gestede actually played very well today. Held the ball up, battled hard and looked dangerous. Promising. keanoutofrovers

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