MATT Kilgallon has been ruled out of Blackburn Rovers’ League Cup first round tie at home to Scunthorpe United tomorrow night.

Kilgallon went off at half time in Friday’s season opener against Cardiff City because of a back spasm, and is a doubt for Saturday’s match at Blackpool after it was confirmed he would miss the Scunthorpe game.

“He’s not recovered in time and obviously that raises some doubts for him on Saturday,” Rovers boss Gary Bowyer confirmed at a press conference this afternoon.