Blackburn V Barnsley at Ewood Park : Match Preview

07 April 2017 11:34

Double blow for Blackburn ahead of Barnsley clash

Blackburn have suffered a double defensive blow ahead of the home clash with Barnsley, with Charlie Mulgrew and Darragh Lenihan set to miss out.

Mulgrew suffered an ankle injury after just 10 minutes of Tuesday night's 3-1 defeat at Reading. He left the Madejski Stadium on crutches and with his right foot in a protective boot.

Fellow centre-back Lenihan failed to reappear for the second half and it is feared he has suffered ankle ligament damage.

Elliott Ward and Wes Brown are likely replacements as relegation-threatened Rovers look to recover from back-to-back defeats.

Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom looks set to be without defender Andrew Yiadom for the rest of the season.

The full-back requires surgery after suffering a shoulder injury in the draw with Sheffield Wednesday last week.

Heckingbottom admitted his side picked up a few knocks in midweek against Cardiff, but does not expect any significant problems.

Aidy White (pelvis) and Sessi D'Almeida (knee) remain out through injury as the Tykes look to end a run of eight games without a win.

Source: PAR