Blackburn V Leeds at Ewood Park : Match Preview

29 November 2013 11:31
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Gestede poised for debut

Blackburn boss Gary Bowyer could hand forward Rudy Gestede his Rovers debut when Leeds visit Ewood Park.

The 25-year-old is in contention to play some part following his loan move from Barclays Premier League outfit Cardiff earlier this week.

DJ Campbell returns after serving a three-match ban, while fellow striker Ruben Rochina is vying for a place in the starting XI after coming off the bench in Saturday's draw with Reading following his recovery from a long-term shoulder injury.

Midfielder David Dunn returned to the starting line-up last weekend after a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a knee injury and he could keep his place in the side.

Leeds defender Stephen Warnock and strikier El-Hadji Diouf will return to contention.

Warnock has missed the last two matches due to a foot injury, while Diouf, who has made only five appearances this season, has recovered from a stomach bug.

Right-back Sam Byram is pushing for a recall after shaking off a recent thigh problem, but manager Brian McDermott is expected to name an unchanged starting line-up as his side bid for a fourth straight league win.

On-loan striker Dexter Blackstock will partner Ross McCormack, who has scored seven goals in his last three games, but central defender Scott Wootton remains sidelined with an ankle injury.

Source: PA