TEAM NEWS: Wolves v Blackburn Rovers

Rudy Gestede has suffered an injury

Rudy Gestede has suffered an injury

First published in Sport This Is Lancashire: Photograph of the Author by , Blackburn Rovers reporter

BLACKBURN Rovers have been forced to make two changes for this afternoon’s Championship clash at Wolves.

Left back Markus Olsson misses the Molineux match because of a family bereavement while striker Rudy Gestede has been ruled out after going over on his ankle in training yesterday.

Right back Adam Henley will play out of position in the absence of the in-form Olsson while centre midfielder Williamson will take the place of talisman Gestede who has netted 13 goals in his last 13 starts.

Williamson’s inclusion means Gary Bowyer is likely to switch to a 4-5-1 formation with Tom Cairney playing in the ‘hole’ behind lone forward Jordan Rhodes.

Rovers boss Bowyer is also without winger Josh King through illness.

But centre back Matt Kilgallon and striker Chris Brown, who is yet to kick a ball for the club following his summer switch from Doncaster, are named on the bench after overcoming injury.

Wolves, who are unbeaten in their last 14 league matches at home, name an unchanged team for the fifth league game running.

Wolves: Ikeme, Doherty, Batth, Stearman, Golbourne, McDonald, Evans, Van La Parra, Edwards, Sako, Dicko. Subs: McCarey, Henry, Saville, Clarke, Rowe, Ricketts, Jacobs.

Rovers: Robinson, Lowe, Hanley, Baptiste, Henley, Marshall, Williamson, Evans, Conway, Cairney, Rhodes. Subs: Eastwood, Kilgallon, Dunn, Brown, Varney, Taylor, O'Connell.

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2:40pm Sat 30 Aug 14

A Darener says...

Not too optimistic, will settle for a draw.
Not too optimistic, will settle for a draw. A Darener
  • Score: 3

2:46pm Sat 30 Aug 14

PlutoRover says...

2 players missing who are bang in-form. Midfield needs to dominate with the extra man but Henley at LB makes me nervous. Should still be chances for JR with Marshall and Conway on the wings.
2 players missing who are bang in-form. Midfield needs to dominate with the extra man but Henley at LB makes me nervous. Should still be chances for JR with Marshall and Conway on the wings. PlutoRover
  • Score: 3

2:46pm Sat 30 Aug 14

BRFC:ThePeoplesChampions says...

No Gestede and no Olsson with Wlliamson in midfield. Not good. Looks like a draw or defeat. Can't see us winning this one now.
No Gestede and no Olsson with Wlliamson in midfield. Not good. Looks like a draw or defeat. Can't see us winning this one now. BRFC:ThePeoplesChampions
  • Score: -8

2:46pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Maxrus says...

Real shame about Gestede, good to see Brown on the bench though.
Real shame about Gestede, good to see Brown on the bench though. Maxrus
  • Score: 4

2:49pm Sat 30 Aug 14

A Rover 45 years and over says...

Henley left back ? and a defensive formation with no muscle up front will probably allow Wolves to run all over us with the most likely out being a defeat. Hope not.
Henley left back ? and a defensive formation with no muscle up front will probably allow Wolves to run all over us with the most likely out being a defeat. Hope not. A Rover 45 years and over
  • Score: 6

2:50pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Ronaldpetercooper says...

I personally would have preferred to see O'Connell given a chance to play the role of protector to the back four instead of Williamson. This is what Sam did with Jones and he did a good job. We will waste a valuable talent if we are not careful which will impinge on our future prospects in attracting good young talent to Ewood. No not at Molineaux couldn't get a ticket.
I personally would have preferred to see O'Connell given a chance to play the role of protector to the back four instead of Williamson. This is what Sam did with Jones and he did a good job. We will waste a valuable talent if we are not careful which will impinge on our future prospects in attracting good young talent to Ewood. No not at Molineaux couldn't get a ticket. Ronaldpetercooper
  • Score: 6

2:52pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Wellsy11 says...

Shows bowyers confidence in Varney's ability to replace Gestede!!
Rubbish signing....
hopefully with Cairney more central we can still create plenty of chances.
Hopefully Brown can get a run out when we are three-up - here's hoping!!

Definitely a crisis at manure - they can't even beat the dingle scum!
Shows bowyers confidence in Varney's ability to replace Gestede!! Rubbish signing.... hopefully with Cairney more central we can still create plenty of chances. Hopefully Brown can get a run out when we are three-up - here's hoping!! Definitely a crisis at manure - they can't even beat the dingle scum! Wellsy11
  • Score: 5

3:17pm Sat 30 Aug 14

A Rover 45 years and over says...

1-0 nil down already, absolute rubbish tactics GB sitting back with slow passing in midfield and getting caught. What has happened with last years back end approach.
1-0 nil down already, absolute rubbish tactics GB sitting back with slow passing in midfield and getting caught. What has happened with last years back end approach. A Rover 45 years and over
  • Score: 6

3:39pm Sat 30 Aug 14

A Darener says...

2 0 down already! Looks like being a long day.
2 0 down already! Looks like being a long day. A Darener
  • Score: 2

3:44pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Wellsy11 says...

Duff performance!
4-5-1 does not work!! Especially with Williamson , we ALL know that he is not good enough, but Bowyer persists with him....!
Duff performance! 4-5-1 does not work!! Especially with Williamson , we ALL know that he is not good enough, but Bowyer persists with him....! Wellsy11
  • Score: 4

3:50pm Sat 30 Aug 14

darwen1946 says...

Here we go bereavements , injuries, illness, bad cold, tiredness , what the f--k is going on ???? We are going nowhere unless someone gets to grips.
Here we go bereavements , injuries, illness, bad cold, tiredness , what the f--k is going on ???? We are going nowhere unless someone gets to grips. darwen1946
  • Score: 4

4:50pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Rovers1994 says...

Shocking performance simple as that!
Please any rovers fan explain why he's played 451 we have looked good with 442 rudy injured why not play varney? Easy he's rubbish but not as bad as Williamson!! Yet gb loves him, really knows how to ruin a weekend
Shocking performance simple as that! Please any rovers fan explain why he's played 451 we have looked good with 442 rudy injured why not play varney? Easy he's rubbish but not as bad as Williamson!! Yet gb loves him, really knows how to ruin a weekend Rovers1994
  • Score: 2

4:52pm Sat 30 Aug 14

A Darener says...

My only information re Williamson is gathered via these pages. Week after week fans say he is rubbish, but GB keeps playing him, why?
My only information re Williamson is gathered via these pages. Week after week fans say he is rubbish, but GB keeps playing him, why? A Darener
  • Score: 2

6:32pm Sat 30 Aug 14

bburnrover says...

Williamson and Gary are obviously lovers.
Williamson and Gary are obviously lovers. bburnrover
  • Score: -1

11:43am Sun 31 Aug 14

merlinmills says...

Bowyer!varney!taylor
!williamson need to go! I went to the game and the way we set up we were not intrested in playing!
Bowyer!varney!taylor !williamson need to go! I went to the game and the way we set up we were not intrested in playing! merlinmills
  • Score: 0

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