• Date: Sat 08 April 2017
  • Kick-off: 14:00
  • Venue: Ewood Park
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Barnsley

Barnsley

M. Roberts 3"

M. Watkins 10"

Blackburn Rovers vs Barnsley


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Double blow for Blackburn ahead of Barnsley clash

Blackburn have suffered a double defensive blow ahead of the home clash with Barnsley, with Charlie Mulgrew and Darragh Lenihan set to miss out.

Mulgrew suffered an ankle injury after just 10 minutes of Tuesday night's 3-1 defeat at Reading. He left the Madejski Stadium on crutches and with his right foot in a protective boot.

Fellow centre-back Lenihan failed to reappear for the second half and it is feared he has suffered ankle ligament damage.

Elliott Ward and Wes Brown are likely replacements as relegation-threatened Rovers look to recover from back-to-back defeats.

Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom looks set to be without defender Andrew Yiadom for the rest of the season.

The full-back requires surgery after suffering a shoulder injury in the draw with Sheffield Wednesday last week.

Heckingbottom admitted his side picked up a few knocks in midweek against Cardiff, but does not expect any significant problems.

Aidy White (pelvis) and Sessi D'Almeida (knee) remain out through injury as the Tykes look to end a run of eight games without a win.
Team Lineups

Blackburn Rovers

1 J. Steele
30 W. Brown
4 T. Hoban
5 D. Williams
24 R. Nyambe
23 D. Guthrie
31 E. Bennett
6 J. Lowe
28 C. Mahoney
17 M. Emnes
18 Lucas João
Substitutes
D. Graham > D. Guthrie 46"
S. Gallagher > D. Graham 53"
C. Conway > M. Emnes 65"
L. Feeney
E. Ward
H. Akpan
David Raya

Barnsley

1 A. Davies
5 A. MacDonald
4 M. Roberts3"
21 S. Janko
15 M. Watkins10"
36 M. James
6 J. Scowen
10 G. Moncur
29 G. Jones
40 R. Kent
34 R. Hedges
Substitutes
T. Bradshaw > R. Hedges 69"
A. Armstrong > R. Kent 88"
A. Mowatt > G. Moncur 90+4"
E. Lee
N. Townsend
A. Jackson
J. Bird

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