Sam hoping virus doesn't hit squad

26 October 2009 09:23
The Rovers boss was without Chris Samba and David Dunn for the 5-0 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge due to illness, and Allardyce revealed that others were showing similar symptoms.[LNB]Reports on Monday morning have suggested the Lancashire club may seek special dispensation from the Football League to postpone the tie against Peterborough, although no-one was immediately available at the club to confirm whether this was the case.[LNB]"Dunny and Chris Samba have a virus," Allardyce told the club's website.[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]A Blackburn spokesman said: "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]Midfielder Vince Grella has also been missing since suffering a thigh injury away with Australia on international duty, but Allardyce is hopeful he will be back for Tuesday's match if it goes ahead.[LNB][LNB] Blackburn 1/2, Draw 3/1, Peterborough 6/1  

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