Rovers confirm double dose of flu

26 October 2009 09:38
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 that 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."[LNB]Manager Sam Allardyce had confirmed illness in his squad, saying: "Dunny and Chris Samba have a virus.[LNB]"And a couple of the other lads who were playing against Chelsea have that virus or we think they are coming down with it.[LNB]"We will hopefully get them back next week when we have to go to Old Trafford.[LNB]"But it is one of those viruses that can see you out for up to six days so we'll have to see."[LNB][LNB] Europa League. Click here to bet.  

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