John Eustace revealed Sam Gallagher was taken off as a precaution whilst Sondre Tronstad could return against Swansea City.

The Blackburn Rovers striker was withdrawn at half-time in the 1-1 draw against Newcastle United on Tuesday night. Rovers went on to lose the shoot-out 4-3 on penalties after a magnificent effort.

Gallagher appeared to be holding his calf towards the end of the first half and so fans were concerned when he did not re-emerge. 

However, Eustace has insisted it's not a concern and that Tronstad could be back this weekend too, having missed out on the squad entirely.

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"He was a bit tight but I don't think it is anything to worry about," Eustace said.

"He took a kick on his calf, it was precautionary. We have to look after Sam.

"It was our sixth game in 18 days so we have to use the squad if we're going to be successful in anything we do this season.

"It's about the squad and I think they were used very well tonight. Everyone played a massive part."

"He took a knock on his ankle on Saturday," Eustace added. 

"Full credit to him, he got through 60 minutes on quite a bad knock. We rested him and we'll have a look at him for the weekend. I hope so, for sure (he's available)."