RUDY Gestede has returned to the Blackburn Rovers starting line-up for their Championship clash at home to play-off pushing Ipswich Town today.

Gestede will partner Jordan Rhodes in a two-man attack after taking the place of David Dunn, who drops to a bench which also includes Dickson Etuhu.

The fit-again midfielder has made only one appearance for Rovers since December 2012.

Ipswich, who are two points behind sixth-placed Reading and five points above their hosts, make two changes to the team which started their 1-1 draw at home to Nottingham Forest last Saturday.

Frank Nouble and Anthony Wordsworth replace Paul Anderson and Stephen Hunt.

Rovers: Robinson, Keane, Hanley, Kilgallon, Spurr, Cairney, Evans, Williamson, Conway, Gestede, Rhodes. Subs: Eastwood, King, Dunn, Varney, Taylor, Etuhu, Feeney.

Ipswich: Gerken, Chambers, Berra, Smith, Cresswell, Wordsworth, Hyam, Skuse, Nouble, Williams, Murphy. Subs: Loach, Hunt, Mings, Green, Tabb, Richardson, Ebanks-Blake.