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.

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.

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

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.

'We have had one more case this morning, one more player and there are a couple of staff.

'Other than that, the others that we left behind are recovering well but not available for tomorrow.'

Rovers have confirmed that Tuesday's Carling Cup tie against Peterborough willgo ahead despite the swine flu outbreak at the club.

Meanwhile, French fans rioted after Marseille's clash with rivals Paris Saint-Germain was cancelled on Sunday.

 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

Source: Daily_Mail