Blackburn confirm three players and club doctor struck down with swine flu

26 October 2009 02:39
Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce has confirmed that a third member of his squad has come down with swine flu ahead of tomorrow's fourth round Carling Cup tie against Peterborough.[LNB]Allardyce confirmed that the virus had broken out within the camp prior to the weekend's Barclays Premier League match against Chelsea, but refused to name the individuals.[LNB] Rover and out: David Dunn (L) and Christopher Samba missed Saturday's 5-0 defeat at Chelsea and Blackburn admit they are worried swine flu will strike again[LNB]Asked whether Chris Samba and David Dunn were two of the sufferers,Allardyce said: 'It's definitely swine flu - you've speculated on thenames and I'll leave it at that.[LNB]'We have had one more case this morning, one more player and there are a couple of staff.[LNB]'Other than that, the others that we left behind are recovering well but not available for tomorrow.'[LNB]Rovers have confirmed that Tuesday's Carling Cup tie against Peterborough willgo ahead despite the swine flu outbreak at the club.[LNB]Meanwhile, French fans rioted after Marseille's clash with rivals Paris Saint-Germain was cancelled on Sunday.[LNB] Chelsea 5 Blackburn 0: 'Genius' Cole is happy to be Chelsea's diamond geezerCheck out the latest statistics from the French league in our STATS ZONEBLACKBURN ROVERS FC

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