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Rovers handed triple boost as star men are fit to face Charlton
BLACKBURN Rovers have been handed a big triple fitness boost for tomorrow’s home game against Charlton Athletic (3pm).
Scott Dann, Josh King and Jordan Rhodes are all fit for the Addicks clash after recovering from knocks.
Dann and Rhodes have shrugged off groin injuries, while King is over the thigh strain that ruled him out of Norway’s World Cup qualifiers in the past few days.
Rovers boss Bowyer said: “Josh King, Scott Dann and Jordan Rhodes did a full session yesterday.
“We’ll see how all three recover but they should be ready and raring to go.
“All three are down to train today so as long as there’s no reaction to today’s session they will be straight into the team for Saturday’s game.”
There remains a big question mark, however, over the condition of Corry Evans.
The midfielder limped off 24 minutes into Northern Ireland’s World Cup qualifier in Israel on Tuesday with an ankle injury sustained after he was the victim of a late tackle by Sheran Yeini.
Evans was yesterday sent for a scan to determine the extent of the damage – the results for which are expected this morning.
Bowyer said: “It was a poor tackle and we’re hoping he can recover quickly because he’s been fantastic for us.
“His energy levels and how he’s played with the ball in the last three games have been nothing short of exceptional.
“It’s a delicate one because it’s the ankle.
“I spoke to him after the game on Tuesday and he said it had improved from the time of the actual tackle.
“Hopefully it will keep getting better.”
Grant Hanley will miss tomorrow’s match through suspension after being hit with a three-game ban for his sending off in the defeat at Wigan before the international break.
His place in the team will be taken by fit-again skipper Dann.
Yesterday morning was the first time Bowyer had been able to work with Dann and Matt Kilgallon as a centre-back partnership.
But he has no doubts they will gel quickly together.
Bowyer said: “You’re talking about two experienced defenders that have played in the Premiership.
“I don’t see a problem at all with that partnership.”
Adam Henley, Dickson Etuhu and DJ Campbell may come into contention for a place in Bowyer’s squad tomorrow.
Striker Campbell has not played since pre-season but after coming through his first full training session yesterday, he has told his manager he is ready to play his part.
Bowyer said: “He’s dipped in and out this week but he did his first full one yesterday and he’s buzzing.
“He’ll be telling me he’s fit to play a full 90 now but we’ve just got to be steady with him and ease him back in properly rather putting him at risk.”
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