Blackburn boss Steve Kean is optimistic key centre-back pairing Ryan Nelsen and Christopher Samba will be available for Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash with Aston Villa at Villa Park.
Kean was forced to play teenager Grant Hanley and midfielder Steven Nzonzi together during last week's defeat by Wolves but Nelsen (knee) and Samba (groin) have both trained this week and should start.
Gael Givet (illness) and Brett Emerton (hamstring) are likely to miss out but new midfield signing Radosav Petrovic is in line to make his debut.
Provisional squad: Robinson, Bunn, Salgado, Hanley, Samba, Nelsen, Olsson, Bruno, Pedersen, Nzonzi, Dunn, Grella, Formica, Rochina, Hoilett, Roberts, Goodwillie, Blackman, Aley, Anderson, Henley, Petrovic, Lowe, Morris.
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