Tony Mowbray is hoping his side can continue their strong home form, as Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United visit Ewood Park on Wednesday evening.
Mowbray revealed that captain Charlie Mulgrew has trained ahead of tomorrow’s match after missing the previous four games through a calf injury. Midfielder Corry Evans has also trained today after being withdrawn from Saturday’s match with Nottingham Forest. He spoke to the club website today.
“Charlie is okay, he trained today, and so did Corry Evans.
“Corry’s was just a bit of tightness, really. We have to remember he’s had international games as well, so we gave him a break at Bournemouth.”
However, right-back Ryan Nyambe – who was also withdrawn from the 2-2 draw last Saturday – will be unavailable tomorrow.
“The injury situation is okay at the minute.
“Ryan has a hamstring injury, but it doesn’t look like the worst hamstring injury in the world.
“I don’t think he’ll make the next two games [against Sheffield United and Bolton], but hopefully he’ll be pretty close by the end of the international break.
The injury to Namibian-born defender Nyambe has left Mowbray with somewhat of a selection headache for tomorrow’s game, admitting they may have to play a player out of position.
“Ryan might not have been injured if we rested him at Bournemouth but right-back isn’t a position we’re particularly strong in, in terms of numbers,” he told the club wesbite.
“Elliott Bennett is an option there and Harrison Reed played half a season at right-back for Norwich, so he’s an option as well.
“Playing three at the back is another option for us, of course, we can do that. I think it will be a pretty tactical game tomorrow, let’s wait and see.”