Injured quartet return for Rovers

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BEN Marshall’s reward for fighting back to full fitness faster than expected could be a place in the Blackburn Rovers matchday squad for tomorrow’s final game of the campaign.

Marshall was initially told that he would not play again this season after he sustained ankle ligament damage in the 1-1 draw at home to Derby County on January 25.

But the 23-year-old winger, who was in fantastic form when his campaign was cut short, has impressed Rovers boss Gary Bowyer and his medical team with the determination he has shown to be back in time for tomorrow’s visit of Wigan to Ewood Park.

Bowyer said: “Ben Marshall will be back in the squad.

“Whether he gets on the subs bench, I’m not sure too sure just yet, but he’s certainly back in the squad.

“It would have been very easy for him to take it easy but he has pushed himself beyond his limits to make sure he has got that final place in the squad for the last game of the season.

“That is credit to him and, when we talk about the mentality of the people we have brought into the squad, he epitomises that and we are delighted for him.”

Midfield trio Jason Lowe, David Dunn and Dickson Etuhu have also returned to training ahead of the Latics clash.

That means the only two players unavailable to Bowyer are full backs Tommy Spurr and Adam Henley.

Wigan secured their play-off spot with a 1-0 win at Birmingham City on Tuesday, a result which all but ended Rovers’ hopes of joining them in the top six.

Latics boss Uwe Rosler has confirmed he will rotate his squad for tomorrow’s match, which will be their 60th of a marathon campaign in which they have competed in the Europa League and reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

But Bowyer has no doubt the FA Cup holders will still be competitive tomorrow.

He said: “Uwe is fantastic manager, he’s done a great job and his mentality will not allow them to ease up one bit.

“They’ve never used the amount of games they’ve had to play as an excuse and I don’t expect them to start now.”

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12:07pm Fri 2 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

Wow, just wow! This reads like a who's who of world football, so many big names on show...

Ben Marshall, Jason Lowe, David Dunn and the one and only Dickson Etuhu....

How you lot are 8th I'll never know when you've got so many superstars to pick from.
Wow, just wow! This reads like a who's who of world football, so many big names on show... Ben Marshall, Jason Lowe, David Dunn and the one and only Dickson Etuhu.... How you lot are 8th I'll never know when you've got so many superstars to pick from. Super_Clarets
  • Score: -11

12:18pm Fri 2 May 14

jinkyjase says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Wow, just wow! This reads like a who's who of world football, so many big names on show...

Ben Marshall, Jason Lowe, David Dunn and the one and only Dickson Etuhu....

How you lot are 8th I'll never know when you've got so many superstars to pick from.
Article posted at noon, Scruffy_Clarets responds 7 minutes later.
Sat begging for his Rovers bone again.

Goes without saying that he should know exactly who David Dunn is.
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Wow, just wow! This reads like a who's who of world football, so many big names on show... Ben Marshall, Jason Lowe, David Dunn and the one and only Dickson Etuhu.... How you lot are 8th I'll never know when you've got so many superstars to pick from.[/p][/quote]Article posted at noon, Scruffy_Clarets responds 7 minutes later. Sat begging for his Rovers bone again. Goes without saying that he should know exactly who David Dunn is. jinkyjase
  • Score: 13

12:27pm Fri 2 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

Of course I know who is he, he's the one who sh!t out of the derby game in September when your team needed him the most, and he's the one who couldn't save you from defeat at Ewood Park in March. He's also the one pleading for a new contract and who'll probably fleece you for another year of non-performances on £25,000 a week.
Of course I know who is he, he's the one who sh!t out of the derby game in September when your team needed him the most, and he's the one who couldn't save you from defeat at Ewood Park in March. He's also the one pleading for a new contract and who'll probably fleece you for another year of non-performances on £25,000 a week. Super_Clarets
  • Score: -9

1:24pm Fri 2 May 14

j bee says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Of course I know who is he, he's the one who sh!t out of the derby game in September when your team needed him the most, and he's the one who couldn't save you from defeat at Ewood Park in March. He's also the one pleading for a new contract and who'll probably fleece you for another year of non-performances on £25,000 a week.
dunns the fat one who showed his self up when trying a fancy bit of foot work
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Of course I know who is he, he's the one who sh!t out of the derby game in September when your team needed him the most, and he's the one who couldn't save you from defeat at Ewood Park in March. He's also the one pleading for a new contract and who'll probably fleece you for another year of non-performances on £25,000 a week.[/p][/quote]dunns the fat one who showed his self up when trying a fancy bit of foot work j bee
  • Score: -4

1:43pm Fri 2 May 14

wolsty says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Of course I know who is he, he's the one who sh!t out of the derby game in September when your team needed him the most, and he's the one who couldn't save you from defeat at Ewood Park in March. He's also the one pleading for a new contract and who'll probably fleece you for another year of non-performances on £25,000 a week.
And??
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Of course I know who is he, he's the one who sh!t out of the derby game in September when your team needed him the most, and he's the one who couldn't save you from defeat at Ewood Park in March. He's also the one pleading for a new contract and who'll probably fleece you for another year of non-performances on £25,000 a week.[/p][/quote]And?? wolsty
  • Score: 1

1:43pm Fri 2 May 14

FCBurnley says...

Will the `Injured Quartet` be entertaining the crowd at half time with a bit of Beethoven ?

Looks like Rosler is playing the reserve team to give you lot a chance.
Will the `Injured Quartet` be entertaining the crowd at half time with a bit of Beethoven ? Looks like Rosler is playing the reserve team to give you lot a chance. FCBurnley
  • Score: -3

1:56pm Fri 2 May 14

Rovers.1875 says...

For me, the midfield trio Jason Lowe, David Dunn and Dickson Etuhu can stay out of this game! If any of the 3, I would give Dunny half a game
For me, the midfield trio Jason Lowe, David Dunn and Dickson Etuhu can stay out of this game! If any of the 3, I would give Dunny half a game Rovers.1875
  • Score: 1

2:23pm Fri 2 May 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Wow, just wow! This reads like a who's who of world football, so many big names on show...

Ben Marshall, Jason Lowe, David Dunn and the one and only Dickson Etuhu....

How you lot are 8th I'll never know when you've got so many superstars to pick from.
KH
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Wow, just wow! This reads like a who's who of world football, so many big names on show... Ben Marshall, Jason Lowe, David Dunn and the one and only Dickson Etuhu.... How you lot are 8th I'll never know when you've got so many superstars to pick from.[/p][/quote]KH Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 3

2:24pm Fri 2 May 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Of course I know who is he, he's the one who sh!t out of the derby game in September when your team needed him the most, and he's the one who couldn't save you from defeat at Ewood Park in March. He's also the one pleading for a new contract and who'll probably fleece you for another year of non-performances on £25,000 a week.
KH
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Of course I know who is he, he's the one who sh!t out of the derby game in September when your team needed him the most, and he's the one who couldn't save you from defeat at Ewood Park in March. He's also the one pleading for a new contract and who'll probably fleece you for another year of non-performances on £25,000 a week.[/p][/quote]KH Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 3

2:25pm Fri 2 May 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Of course I know who is he, he's the one who sh!t out of the derby game in September when your team needed him the most, and he's the one who couldn't save you from defeat at Ewood Park in March. He's also the one pleading for a new contract and who'll probably fleece you for another year of non-performances on £25,000 a week.
Have we been getting upset KH?
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Of course I know who is he, he's the one who sh!t out of the derby game in September when your team needed him the most, and he's the one who couldn't save you from defeat at Ewood Park in March. He's also the one pleading for a new contract and who'll probably fleece you for another year of non-performances on £25,000 a week.[/p][/quote]Have we been getting upset KH? Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 4

2:36pm Fri 2 May 14

Fidel Castro says...

You would think they would be happy with promotion but obviously not it seems judging by the continued trolling on here. Get a team to support of your own and stop looking over the fence.
You would think they would be happy with promotion but obviously not it seems judging by the continued trolling on here. Get a team to support of your own and stop looking over the fence. Fidel Castro
  • Score: 4

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