Team news: Leeds United v Blackburn Rovers
DJ CAMPBELL will play for Blackburn Rovers for the first time since his arrest and subsequent bail by police probing spot-fixing allegations in football matches after he was named in Gary Bowyer’s starting line-up for today’s Championship clash at Leeds United.
Striker Campbell is one of three changes Rovers boss Bowyer has made to the team which started Sunday’s 3-2 home loss to Birmingham City.
Two are enforced as Jason Lowe is suspended while Adam Henley is rested as a precaution after playing five games in the space of three weeks after nine months out injured.
Ben Marshall will play right-back in place of Henley, a position the winger has played earlier in his career.
Chris Taylor and Rudy Gestede, along with Campbell, earn recalls.
It is expected that Gestede – who along with midfielder Tom Cairney is playing the last game of his loan spell – will start alongside Campbell and 15-goal top-scorer Jordan Rhodes in an adventurous three-man attack.
There is a place on the bench for highly rated 16-year-old Connor Mahoney, the boyhood Rovers supporter who joined from Accrington Stanley last month and who has made an instant impression at Brockhall.
Seventh-placed Leeds, who are four points and five places above Rovers in 12th, make two changes as Sam Byram and Alex Mowatt replace Lee Peltier and Michael Brown.
Leeds: Kenny, Lees, Zaliukas, Pearce, Byram, Mowatt, Murphy, Austin, Pugh, Smith, McCormack. Subs: Cairns, Peltier, Wootton, Ariyibi, Brown, Poleon, Varney.
Rovers: Eastwood, Marshall, Dann, Hanley, Spurr, Taylor, Williamson, Cairney, Gestede, Campbell, Rhodes. Subs: Kean, Kilgallon, King, Songo'o, Rochina, Judge, Mahoney.
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