El-Hadji Diouf and Morten Gamst Pedersen back to boost Blackburn against Aston Villa

19 January 2010 02:14
El-Hadji Diouf and Morten Gamst Pedersen are back in contention for Blackburn's second leg of their Carling Cup semi-final with Aston Villa at Villa Park on Wednesday. 

Diouf has served a three-match ban collected following his red card in the 3-1 FA Cup third-round defeat at Villa earlier this month.  

Up for the Cup: Pederesen is set to feature against Aston Villa

Pedersen, meanwhile, is fit again after shaking off a knee injury that led to him missing Sunday's 2-0 victory over Fulham at Ewood Park.  

Manager Sam Allardyce is still without three players in Lars Jacobsen (thigh), Vince Grella (thigh) and Jason Roberts (knee).  

Team (from): Robinson, Olsson, Chimbonda, Nelsen, Samba, Salgado, Pedersen, Givet, Nzonzi, Hoilett, Andrews, Emerton, Dunn, Di Santo, Diouf, McCarthy, Kalinic, Jones, Brown, Reid. 

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Source: Daily_Mail