CAPTAIN Chris Samba and Martin Olsson are major doubts for Blackburn Rovers' Premier League clash at Stoke City tomorrow.

The defensive duo are both struggling to shake off hamstring injuries ahead of the 12.45pm Britannia Stadium fixture.

Michel Salgado, Scott Dann and Gael Givet should all be in contention for a starting place, while Jason Lowe is available after serving a one-match suspension.

Ryan Nelsen is back in full training and is currently part of the reserve squad, as he closes in on a first-team return.