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Appleton eyeing right back to combat injury crisis
BLACKBURN Rovers manager Michael Appleton is close to bringing in a right back to Ewood Park on loan ahead of Sunday's East Lancashire derby with Burnley.
The Lancashire Telegraph understand Chelsea youngster Todd Kane is the player likely to return to Ewood Park, having been on loan at the club earlier in the season.
The Rovers boss is without right backs Adam Henley and Bradley Orr due to injury and midfielder Jason Lowe filled in on the right of the defence in the FA Cup Quarter Final defeat to Millwall in midweek.
But Appleton hopes the imminent loan arrival will allow Lowe to return to his natural central midfield position with Rovers having 21 first and youth team players on the injury list going into Sunday's game.
Youngsters Anton Forrester and John O'Sullivan were the latest to join that growing list with the pair definitely out of the derby.
David Bentley and DJ Campbell will also miss out although Markus Olsson and Josh King will both be assessed on hamstring injuries before a decision on their fitness is made.