Blackburn Rovers pair Harrison Reed and Danny Graham are set to travel with Tony Mowbray’s squad for their away clash with Swansea City on Tuesday night.

The pair were substituted in the second half of Rovers’ 2-1 victory at home to Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United, both coming off with niggles as Rovers climbed to 7th place in the Championship.

Danny Graham – who put Rovers ahead after just three minutes – complained of a back issue, while loanee Harrison Reed left the pitch with a groin issue.

However, manager Tony Mowbray has told the club website that the duo should be fine to travel to the Liberty Stadium for tomorrow night’s clash with Swansea City.

“Generally we are looking okay – Danny and Harrison will train today. They had a light session yesterday with a cool down, stretching, getting looked at,” Mowbray confirmed.

“With a five hour coach trip, it won’t be ideal for the hamstrings sitting for so long. We’ll have a look today, assess them and see who comes to Swansea with us.
“Whatever team we put out, whoever plays, we’ll still be competitive.”
Mowbray was full of praise for versatile youngster Reed, who has impressed in his short time at Ewood Park whilst on loan from Premier League side Southampton.
“We bring in loans to supplement the ground, add that craft, that speed, that quality.
 
“Harrison came really as a versatile footballer who can play in central midfield, wide or at right back as cover for Ryan Nyambe.
 
“He’s forced his way in the starting XI through his work rate, through his athleticism, his tenacity. He’s evolved. We’re glad he’s here, he’s integrated fantastically well with the group. They like his personality and I hope he’s enjoying his football with us.
 
“We’ll check on him today for a final time and then decide if he’s fit enough to come to Swansea with us.”
A win tomorrow night could see Rovers climb into the Championship Play-Off spots after an encouraging start to life back in the second tier.

 


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