Team News: Mowbray offers squad update ahead of Blackburn Rovers

Head Coach Tony Mowbray has offered an update on the availability of several first-team players as he prepares his squad for tomorrow’s trip to Blackburn Rovers.

After back-to-back wins in the Sky Bet Championship, the Lads are hoping to build on recent form when they head to Ewood Park. However, they will be without Pierre Ekwah and Dennis Cirkin.

“Dennis is going to be a few weeks. He will potentially be back after the next international break”, said the Head Coach.

“Pierre, he has a haematoma or a dead leg. Within five minutes of the game starting (at QPR), he got another bang and it was too sore for him.

“It is quite swollen so he probably needs around ten days to let it settle down. We don’t have any huge concerns about it but he will miss a game or two.”

Meanwhile, deadline day arrival Nazariy Rusyn is ineligible to play due to the ongoing process relating to his visa. “Rusyn still hasn’t got his visa so he is not going to travel for this one but we will get to that point”, continued the Head Coach.

“There was every expectation that it was going to be here this morning but we went out to training, came back in and it is still not here.

“It is a little bit frustrating for him but he is happy to do some training. He needs to get up to speed as he hasn’t played a game for three or four weeks.”

Tomorrow night’s game in Lancashire kicks off at 7:45pm.

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