Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce may give young Algerian midfielder Amine Linganzi his debut at Aston Villa on Sunday.
The 20-year-old, who moved from French club St Etienne in January, is viewed as an exciting prospect and may come in for Steven Nzonzi, who has had an operation to remove some teeth.
El-Hadji Diouf will also miss his side's final Barclays Premier League game of the season after having his tonsils out.
Team (from): Robinson, Brown, Dunn, Olsson, Salgado, Pedersen, Samba, Emerton, Nelsen, Andrews, Givet, Jacobsen, Grella, Hoilett, Roberts, Kalinic, Chimbonda, Jones, Linganzi, Di Santo, Basturk.
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