Team news: Manchester City v Blackburn Rovers

BLACKBURN Rovers will be without captain Scott Dann and top-scorer Jordan Rhodes for tonight’s FA Cup third-round replay at Manchester City.

Dann (groin) and Rhodes (foot) have both travelled to the Etihad Stadium.

But minor knocks mean they are unable to take their place in Gary Bowyer’s matchday squad.

Rovers boss Bowyer has replaced Dann with Matt Kilgallon and Rhodes with DJ Campbell.

Bowyer, like in the initial 1-1 tie between the teams at Ewood Park, will operate a 4-5-1 formation.

That means Chris Taylor is recalled in place of striker Rudy Gestede.

Rovers, who will be captained by Grant Hanley, have named 16-year-old Connor Mahoney on a bench which also includes Ruben Rochina.

Rochina is in talks with La Liga strugglers Rayo Vallecano over a proposed loan move until the end of the season.

City, chasing an unprecedented quadruple and on a 10-match winning run at home, have made eight changes to the side which started their 2-0 win at Newcastle United on Sunday.

Sergio Aguero, having recovered from a calf injury, is on their bench.

City: Pantilimon, Richards, Nastasic, Lescott, Clichy, Navas, Garcia, Fernandinho, Milner, Dzeko, Negredo. Subs: Hart, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Kolarov, Aguero, Huws, Lopes.

Rovers: Robinson, Henley, Kilgallon, Hanley, Spurr, Cairney, Lowe, Taylor, Williamson, Marshall, Campbell. Subs: Eastwood, King, Dunn, Olsson, Rochina, Mahoney, Gestede.

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7:46pm Wed 15 Jan 14

cboyer says...

oh great ha we will miss gestede tonight he did a top job last time holding ball up etc
oh great ha we will miss gestede tonight he did a top job last time holding ball up etc cboyer

7:48pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Thirtyfour Years says...

Don't think we are in with a chance tonight. Prove me wrong Rovers.PLEASE!
Don't think we are in with a chance tonight. Prove me wrong Rovers.PLEASE! Thirtyfour Years

7:51pm Wed 15 Jan 14

fabinribblevalley says...

That team selection can mean either Bowyer is not interested in the cup or Dann and Rhodes are off to greener pastures. I don't believe we have a chance with what ever team he put's out against the now giants. But what about the fans who are paying to travel and support their team. Modern day football has lost it's roots value and the only thing that matters is money and TV.
That team selection can mean either Bowyer is not interested in the cup or Dann and Rhodes are off to greener pastures. I don't believe we have a chance with what ever team he put's out against the now giants. But what about the fans who are paying to travel and support their team. Modern day football has lost it's roots value and the only thing that matters is money and TV. fabinribblevalley

8:03pm Wed 15 Jan 14

You're not mugging me off that easily says...

Hmm Dan and Rhodes out, what could that mean?

Are any of you naive enough to believe they are injured?

GB has clearly had the phone call from Pune to tell him not to play them as they will be leaving imminently.

It looks like all that optamism has just been flushed down the toilet.

Right. Nice cold 6 pack of lager in the fridge, ready to watch one of the best teams in Europe rack up a modern day FA cup record score. BLUE MOON!!!!!
Hmm Dan and Rhodes out, what could that mean? Are any of you naive enough to believe they are injured? GB has clearly had the phone call from Pune to tell him not to play them as they will be leaving imminently. It looks like all that optamism has just been flushed down the toilet. Right. Nice cold 6 pack of lager in the fridge, ready to watch one of the best teams in Europe rack up a modern day FA cup record score. BLUE MOON!!!!! You're not mugging me off that easily

8:04pm Wed 15 Jan 14

A Darener says...

Well it was nice while it lasted!
Well it was nice while it lasted! A Darener

8:05pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Pompey Claret says...

Now there lies a story Rhodes out (Foot) , going , going , gone very soon.

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Now there lies a story Rhodes out (Foot) , going , going , gone very soon. UTC Pompey Claret

8:07pm Wed 15 Jan 14

A Darener says...

I fear Paul Robinson will have very sore arms and a lot of bruises by the time this game finishes.
I fear Paul Robinson will have very sore arms and a lot of bruises by the time this game finishes. A Darener

8:07pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Pompey Claret says...

Dann (Groin) going , going , gone oh dear.

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Dann (Groin) going , going , gone oh dear. UTC Pompey Claret

8:20pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Blueandwhitewolf says...

Campbell in the shop window?
Campbell in the shop window? Blueandwhitewolf

8:22pm Wed 15 Jan 14

A Darener says...

Blueandwhitewolf wrote:
Campbell in the shop window?
They are all in the shop window!
[quote][p][bold]Blueandwhitewolf[/bold] wrote: Campbell in the shop window?[/p][/quote]They are all in the shop window! A Darener

8:22pm Wed 15 Jan 14

A Darener says...

Blueandwhitewolf wrote:
Campbell in the shop window?
They are all in the shop window!
[quote][p][bold]Blueandwhitewolf[/bold] wrote: Campbell in the shop window?[/p][/quote]They are all in the shop window! A Darener

8:23pm Wed 15 Jan 14

A Darener says...

Twelve minutes two shots from City one chance for Campbell. Keep it up.
Twelve minutes two shots from City one chance for Campbell. Keep it up. A Darener

8:40pm Wed 15 Jan 14

You're not mugging me off that easily says...

DJ Gamble booked. That'll be the National crime agency knocking on his door again first thing in the morning.
DJ Gamble booked. That'll be the National crime agency knocking on his door again first thing in the morning. You're not mugging me off that easily

8:49pm Wed 15 Jan 14

A Darener says...

Even Burnley fans must be impressed by how well the Rovers are playing against City reserves. A very even game at the moment. The storm my come but at the moment they are playing the perfect away game.
Even Burnley fans must be impressed by how well the Rovers are playing against City reserves. A very even game at the moment. The storm my come but at the moment they are playing the perfect away game. A Darener

8:49pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Blueandwhitewolf says...

A Darener wrote:
Blueandwhitewolf wrote:
Campbell in the shop window?
They are all in the shop window!
Dann and Rhodes aren't!!
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blueandwhitewolf[/bold] wrote: Campbell in the shop window?[/p][/quote]They are all in the shop window![/p][/quote]Dann and Rhodes aren't!! Blueandwhitewolf

8:50pm Wed 15 Jan 14

A Darener says...

Blueandwhitewolf wrote:
A Darener wrote:
Blueandwhitewolf wrote:
Campbell in the shop window?
They are all in the shop window!
Dann and Rhodes aren't!!
No! They are rested for the more important match on Saturday.
[quote][p][bold]Blueandwhitewolf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blueandwhitewolf[/bold] wrote: Campbell in the shop window?[/p][/quote]They are all in the shop window![/p][/quote]Dann and Rhodes aren't!![/p][/quote]No! They are rested for the more important match on Saturday. A Darener

9:27pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Pompey Claret says...

Oh ye Burnley fans are very impressed how well your playing against City reserves who haven't even got out of 1st gear. Well said Darener lol. What's the score?

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Oh ye Burnley fans are very impressed how well your playing against City reserves who haven't even got out of 1st gear. Well said Darener lol. What's the score? UTC Pompey Claret

9:30pm Wed 15 Jan 14

A Darener says...

Pompey Claret wrote:
Oh ye Burnley fans are very impressed how well your playing against City reserves who haven't even got out of 1st gear. Well said Darener lol. What's the score?

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A lot less than a lot of other teams have managed at City's ground.
[quote][p][bold]Pompey Claret[/bold] wrote: Oh ye Burnley fans are very impressed how well your playing against City reserves who haven't even got out of 1st gear. Well said Darener lol. What's the score? UTC[/p][/quote]A lot less than a lot of other teams have managed at City's ground. A Darener

9:42pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Pompey Claret says...

Lol 50 seconds on the park and the sub scores. Well played Darener.

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Lol 50 seconds on the park and the sub scores. Well played Darener. UTC Pompey Claret

9:46pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Pompey Claret says...

Oh yes Darener a lot less lmfao. Still 13 mins left plus added time you may keep a clean sheet in that time.

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Oh yes Darener a lot less lmfao. Still 13 mins left plus added time you may keep a clean sheet in that time. UTC Pompey Claret

9:48pm Wed 15 Jan 14

A Darener says...

City, It's like watching Burnley!
City, It's like watching Burnley! A Darener

9:49pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Pompey Claret says...

Oooops no you won't , Paul Robinson got out when the going was good.


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Oooops no you won't , Paul Robinson got out when the going was good. UTC Pompey Claret

9:50pm Wed 15 Jan 14

A Darener says...

Pompey Claret wrote:
Oooops no you won't , Paul Robinson got out when the going was good.


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Catch up I said that at the start of the second half.
[quote][p][bold]Pompey Claret[/bold] wrote: Oooops no you won't , Paul Robinson got out when the going was good. UTC[/p][/quote]Catch up I said that at the start of the second half. A Darener

10:16pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Pompey Claret says...

Ok Rovers gave it a go. It's a tuff place to go for any team . Look on the bright side. Some more money when added to the rest of the cash from the sale of Rhodes and Dann to reduce your multi-millions of debt.

Did I see that Rovers had paid £50,000 for a world class Striker (Rhodes replacement) from the mighty Airdrie!

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Ok Rovers gave it a go. It's a tuff place to go for any team . Look on the bright side. Some more money when added to the rest of the cash from the sale of Rhodes and Dann to reduce your multi-millions of debt. Did I see that Rovers had paid £50,000 for a world class Striker (Rhodes replacement) from the mighty Airdrie! UTC Pompey Claret

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