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Injury problems pile up for Rovers
Published : 24 Aug 2009 11:47:25
Injuries to defenders Ryan Nelsen (knee) and Chris Samba (heel) mean Stephen Warnock returns to the squad for the second-round tie at Priestfield having been dropped at the weekend after becoming distracted by a bid from Aston Villa. On-loan forward Franco Di Santo is sidelined with a hamstring injury while Benni McCarthy has an ankle problem which may keep him out, meaning new signing Nikola Kalinic is set for another appearance. Midfielders Brett Emerton, Vince Grella and David Dunn could all play some part after injury but are not fit enough for 90 minutes. Rovers (from): Robinson, Jacobsen, Givet, Warnock, Diouf, Nzonzi, Andrews, Pedersen, McCarthy, Roberts, Brown, Grella, Emerton, Dunn, Khizanishvili, Hoilett, Olsson, Kalinic, van Heerden.