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Bristol City V Blackburn at Ashton Gate : Match Preview
Published : 14 Sep 2012 11:31:26
Bristol City V Blackburn - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.
McInnes hopes for international boostBristol City boss Derek McInnes is confident his returning international players will be available when they host Blackburn.Republic of Ireland left-back Greg Cunningham and Scotland defender Richard Foster were called up earlier this month and McInnes feared they could pick up injuries.But Cunningham has unexpectedly returned ahead of schedule while the Robins chief keeps his fingers crossed over Foster.Ghana winger Albert Adomah is definitely available after being told he was not required for his country's African Nations Cup qualifying campaign.New arrivals Paul Anderson and Steve Davies issued a timely reminder during the week when they took part in a friendly with cross-city rivals Bristol Rovers.Both opened their goalscoring account for the club in a resounding 7-0 victory in front of the watching McInnes and could be in contention for a starting role.Blackburn defender Scott Dann is expected to be fit.Dann hobbled out of the dramatic 3-3 draw at Leeds a fortnight ago with a hamstring problem but the international break has allowed him time to recover.Versatile youngster Jason Lowe is a doubt with a slight abductor strain.Boss Steve Kean is sweating on the fitness of Colin Kazim-Richards, who is still feeling the effects of a knee injury sustained in last month's 1-0 win over Hull at Ewood Park - a game where the on-loan Galatasaray man scored the only goal.Fellow forward and summer recruit Leon Best remains Rovers' only long-term absentee with knee ligament damage.Nevertheless, there is further good news for Kean in defence as Martin Olsson is back in training following his groin surgery and Gael Givet has shaken off a foot complaint.