Cup tie to go ahead

26 October 2009 10:40
Blackburn have announced their Carling Cup tie against Peterborough at Ewood Park will go ahead despite confirming two cases of swine flu at the club.[LNB]Rovers were without Chris Samba and David Dunn for the 5-0 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday due to what manager Sam Allardyce has described as a virus.[LNB]It has not been confirmed if they are the two who have been diagnosed with swine flu.[LNB]Blackburn would have needed to apply for special dispensation from the Football League to postpone the tie against Peterborough, however they are happy to play the match.[LNB]Rovers club secretary Andrew Pincher said: "There has been speculation in the national media following confirmation of sickness within the camp but we can reassure all supporters the tie will go ahead as planned."[LNB]Earlier, a Blackburn spokesman had stated: "A couple of cases of swine flu have been confirmed and other members of the squad and staff have complained of virus-like symptoms."

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