Blackburn Rovers hope captain Grant Hanley will be fit to face Bolton Wanderers

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BLACKBURN Rovers boss Gary Bowyer is hopeful captain Grant Hanley will be fit to play in tomorrow's derby at Bolton Wanderers.

Although the calf ‘niggle’ Hanley has sustained is not serious there remains a question mark over whether he will take to the field at the Reebok Stadium.

If the Scotland international misses out that will leave Bowyer, who is also sweating on the fitness of star midfielder Tom Cairney, down to just one available centre-back in Matt Kilgallon.

Centre-midfielder Jason Lowe and left-back Tommy Spurr could fill in.

But Bowyer has admitted he would like to bring in another central defender in on loan to act as cover for Hanley and Kilgallon, who have helped Rovers keep three successive clean sheets.

Any new loan signing would have to registered before noon tomorrow in order to be included in Bowyer’s squad for the Bolton clash.

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6:50am Sat 1 Mar 14

Wild Rover says...

So the " Hanley out for the rest of the season" rumour was just that...a rumour based on a minor run of the mill injury.
Makes you wonder why and, more importantly WHO starts them.
There are some sad people around
Anyway I hope GB rests him if necessary, we can handle Bolton without him if.necessary, play 3 at the back, 5 & 2.
Btw I am first to post as I am running my lad to work, I have not been up all nigjt like some?
So the " Hanley out for the rest of the season" rumour was just that...a rumour based on a minor run of the mill injury. Makes you wonder why and, more importantly WHO starts them. There are some sad people around Anyway I hope GB rests him if necessary, we can handle Bolton without him if.necessary, play 3 at the back, 5 & 2. Btw I am first to post as I am running my lad to work, I have not been up all nigjt like some? Wild Rover
  • Score: 3

8:26am Sat 1 Mar 14

owd nick says...

Agree WR, don't that chances, there are 14 games after this one and I am pretty sure they will have trained for things like this.

Both Spurr and Lowe have played centre back before and I believe that Dabo can play there as well, so there are options.

My money would be on Lowe though as we have midfielders a plenty to choose from.
Agree WR, don't that chances, there are 14 games after this one and I am pretty sure they will have trained for things like this. Both Spurr and Lowe have played centre back before and I believe that Dabo can play there as well, so there are options. My money would be on Lowe though as we have midfielders a plenty to choose from. owd nick
  • Score: 3

9:22am Sat 1 Mar 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

Wild Rover wrote:
So the " Hanley out for the rest of the season" rumour was just that...a rumour based on a minor run of the mill injury.
Makes you wonder why and, more importantly WHO starts them.
There are some sad people around
Anyway I hope GB rests him if necessary, we can handle Bolton without him if.necessary, play 3 at the back, 5 & 2.
Btw I am first to post as I am running my lad to work, I have not been up all nigjt like some?
Hi WW, at least u beat the usual to@@er who gets on here first, you know the one no one answer to?
[quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: So the " Hanley out for the rest of the season" rumour was just that...a rumour based on a minor run of the mill injury. Makes you wonder why and, more importantly WHO starts them. There are some sad people around Anyway I hope GB rests him if necessary, we can handle Bolton without him if.necessary, play 3 at the back, 5 & 2. Btw I am first to post as I am running my lad to work, I have not been up all nigjt like some?[/p][/quote]Hi WW, at least u beat the usual to@@er who gets on here first, you know the one no one answer to? Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 5

11:32am Sat 1 Mar 14

ghost of sceptic says...

Wild Rover wrote:
So the " Hanley out for the rest of the season" rumour was just that...a rumour based on a minor run of the mill injury.
Makes you wonder why and, more importantly WHO starts them.
There are some sad people around
Anyway I hope GB rests him if necessary, we can handle Bolton without him if.necessary, play 3 at the back, 5 & 2.
Btw I am first to post as I am running my lad to work, I have not been up all nigjt like some?
A dingle mate of mine at work qouted it from the Daily star sayin he was out for rest of season, must say i feared the worst with no one brought in to replace Dann. I thnk Bowyer is taking a massive risk with the lack of cover a centre half, this could ruin our chance of reaching play offs if injurys to any of our centre halfs occur.
[quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: So the " Hanley out for the rest of the season" rumour was just that...a rumour based on a minor run of the mill injury. Makes you wonder why and, more importantly WHO starts them. There are some sad people around Anyway I hope GB rests him if necessary, we can handle Bolton without him if.necessary, play 3 at the back, 5 & 2. Btw I am first to post as I am running my lad to work, I have not been up all nigjt like some?[/p][/quote]A dingle mate of mine at work qouted it from the Daily star sayin he was out for rest of season, must say i feared the worst with no one brought in to replace Dann. I thnk Bowyer is taking a massive risk with the lack of cover a centre half, this could ruin our chance of reaching play offs if injurys to any of our centre halfs occur. ghost of sceptic
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