Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has confirmed that Scotsman Craig Conway is nearing a return to first team action ahead of Saturday’s home match against newly-promoted Doncaster Rovers, according to rovers.co.uk.

The former Cardiff winger has been sidelined for a number of weeks with a hamstring injury and has consequently missed Blackburn’s opening two fixtures of the season, as well as their final four-pre-season friendlies.

Rovers boss Mowbray revealed that Conway will most likely be “back at the weekend to throw into the equation”, as his side come up against Darren Ferguson’s men at Ewood Park.

The Yorkshireman added:

“He can fit into the formation and the shape that we play extremely well. He has a fantastic work ethic and a goal threat and when we are putting this squad together we need to have certain types of footballers who could play in the areas of the pitch we want them to – it is good that there’ll be some selection dilemmas.”

Conway has been at Ewood Park since joining from Cardiff City in January 2014 and has since established himself as a key figure and a fans’ favourite at the club to which he is contracted until next summer. Blackburn fans will be delighted at the news of his potential return, as they look to get their first points of the campaign, having lost 2-1 at Southend on the opening day of the season.

Nevertheless, summer signing Bradley Dack is set to miss this weekend’s match, having picked up a hamstring injury in Rovers’ season opener at Roots Hall.


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