Blackburn Rovers will only have right-back Ryan Nyambe missing for this weekend’s match against Bolton Wanderers, the Lancashire Telegraph have been told.

Mowbray made the point of not needing to risk any players for tomorrow afternoon’s clash with Bolton Wanderers with the International break just around the corner.

Nyambe picked up a hamstring injury in last weekend’s 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest, and he missed Wednesday night’s 2-0 loss at home to Sheffield United.

Mowbray provided the Lancashire Telegraph with an injury update ahead of tomorrow’s match:

“We pick each team on its merit for the next game,” Mowbray said.

“Think we’ve only got Nyambe really who I would class as a doubt for this game.

“Why would we take a chance on a player with a slight hamstring strain when he’s got two weeks to get fully fit?

“Why would we put him in and then potentially lose him for six to eight weeks? I don’t think we need to take chances on players.

“The conundrum is how positive we pick a team, how hard working a team we pick.

“Are we going to compete physically with them or are we going to play a lot of artistic players who can give them more problems with the ball? We’ll pick the team and see how we get on.”

Charlie Mulgrew made his return to the team in Rovers’ loss to Sheffield United after missing four games in a row through injury – and he is expected to be involved in tomorrow’s match after being called up to the Scotland squad for their matches.


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