TEAM NEWS: Blackburn Rovers v Cardiff City

Tommy Spurr is injured

Tommy Spurr is injured

First published in Sport Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Blackburn Rovers reporter

BLACKBURN Rovers have been hit by the loss of defender Tommy Spurr to injury for tonight’s big Championship opener at home to Cardiff City (7.45pm).

Spurr, who would have been a certain starter, has picked up a groin injury in training and will sit out the visit of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s title favourites to Ewood Park.

Marcus Olsson will play left back.

The better news for Rovers boss Bowyer is that Rudy Gestede has been declared fit to start up front alongside Jordan Rhodes after overcoming illness.

Gestede, along with winger Craig Conway, will be lining up against their former club this evening.

New striker Chris Brown has not made the squad after a knee injury prevented him from playing a minute of pre-season.

Cardiff, who were relegated from the Premier League last season, have just two fully fit and available centre backs in the shape of Matt Connolly and captain Mark Hudson.

Bluebirds boss Solskjaer hands a debut to summer signing Adam le Fondre.

Rovers: Robinson, Baptiste, Hanley, Kilgallon, Olsson, Cairney, Lowe, Evans, Conway, Gestede, Rhodes. Subs: Kean, King, Dunn, Marshall, Varney, Williamson, Taylor.

Cardiff: Marshall, Brayford, Connolly, Hudson, Fabio, Le Fondre, Gunnarsson, Whittingham, Daehli, Maynard, Jones. Subs: Moore, John, Bo-Kyung, Eikrem, Adeyemi, Theophile-Catherine, Burgstaller.

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7:29pm Fri 8 Aug 14

andy1 says...

Roll up.Roll up its Venkys Circus time again No Dads hahahahaha. Rhodes no one wanted him for the Prem because NOT GOOD ENOUGH.
Roll up.Roll up its Venkys Circus time again No Dads hahahahaha. Rhodes no one wanted him for the Prem because NOT GOOD ENOUGH. andy1
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10:03pm Fri 8 Aug 14

earwego says...

andy1 wrote:
Roll up.Roll up its Venkys Circus time again No Dads hahahahaha. Rhodes no one wanted him for the Prem because NOT GOOD ENOUGH.
And nobody wants to join the flea pit that's Turd Moors,star striker wont sign new contract, building a Championship side with freebies and cast offs.
what an excuse for a so called Premier League club(in name only) What a joke of a club.
[quote][p][bold]andy1[/bold] wrote: Roll up.Roll up its Venkys Circus time again No Dads hahahahaha. Rhodes no one wanted him for the Prem because NOT GOOD ENOUGH.[/p][/quote]And nobody wants to join the flea pit that's Turd Moors,star striker wont sign new contract, building a Championship side with freebies and cast offs. what an excuse for a so called Premier League club(in name only) What a joke of a club. earwego
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3:54pm Sat 9 Aug 14

andy1 says...

earwego wrote:
andy1 wrote:
Roll up.Roll up its Venkys Circus time again No Dads hahahahaha. Rhodes no one wanted him for the Prem because NOT GOOD ENOUGH.
And nobody wants to join the flea pit that's Turd Moors,star striker wont sign new contract, building a Championship side with freebies and cast offs.
what an excuse for a so called Premier League club(in name only) What a joke of a club.
Enjoy the Chumpionship and hopefully Division 1 next season. We love the Venkys.
[quote][p][bold]earwego[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andy1[/bold] wrote: Roll up.Roll up its Venkys Circus time again No Dads hahahahaha. Rhodes no one wanted him for the Prem because NOT GOOD ENOUGH.[/p][/quote]And nobody wants to join the flea pit that's Turd Moors,star striker wont sign new contract, building a Championship side with freebies and cast offs. what an excuse for a so called Premier League club(in name only) What a joke of a club.[/p][/quote]Enjoy the Chumpionship and hopefully Division 1 next season. We love the Venkys. andy1
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