TEAM NEWS: Blackburn Rovers v Scunthorpe United

Jack O'Connell will make his senior debut for Rovers

Jack O'Connell will make his senior debut for Rovers

First published in Sport This Is Lancashire: Photograph of the Author by , Blackburn Rovers reporter

BLACKBURN Rovers have made 10 changes for tonight’s Capital One Cup first-round clash with League One new boys Scunthorpe United.

Only Jason Lowe, who will captain Gary Bowyer’s side, remains from the team that started Friday’s Championship opener against Cardiff City.

Jack O’Connell, 20, makes his senior debut for Rovers and he will be partnered in the heart of their defence by Yann Songo’o, 22, for whom it will be his first appearance for the club at Ewood Park.

Ben Marshall and Adam Henley, having recovered from ankle ligament damage, make their first starts since January and March respectively.

Jake Kean makes his first appearance for Rovers’ first team since December while there are also first appearances of the campaign for Chris Taylor, Lee Williamson, Luke Varney, David Dunn and Josh King.

Scunthorpe’s line-up includes former Rovers youngster Eddie Nolan.

Rovers: Kean, Lowe, Songo'o, O'Connell, Henley, Marshall, Williamson, Taylor, Varney, Dunn, King. Subs: Eastwood, Cairney, Rhodes, Baptiste, Evans, Conway, Gestede.

Scunthorpe: Slocombe, Nolan, Dawson, McAllister, Canavan, Madden, Myrie-Williams, Bishop, Taylor, McSheffrey, Llera. Subs: Severn, Sparrow, Hawkridge, Adelakun, Bateson, Addison, Wootton.

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7:19pm Tue 12 Aug 14

garyintandem says...

I would have played Baptiste, Cairney, Conway and Olsson but if he's worried about more injuries then fair enough. Players need game time esp Baptiste at ch and Olsson
I would have played Baptiste, Cairney, Conway and Olsson but if he's worried about more injuries then fair enough. Players need game time esp Baptiste at ch and Olsson garyintandem
  • Score: 1

7:44pm Tue 12 Aug 14

cboyer says...

gives the younger ones a chance to impress i just hope they impress more than they did last season!
gives the younger ones a chance to impress i just hope they impress more than they did last season! cboyer
  • Score: 2

8:39pm Tue 12 Aug 14

garry_stockton says...

Impressive first 45 minutes for the Nodads........
Impressive first 45 minutes for the Nodads........ garry_stockton
  • Score: 2

8:41pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Rovers1994 says...

Whilst I'm really hopeful for this season I'm so disappointed about tonight's team selection! Going this many games unbeaten breeds confidence and yet we will throw it away against a team that got hammered by Swindon at the weekend!! Anyone agree
Whilst I'm really hopeful for this season I'm so disappointed about tonight's team selection! Going this many games unbeaten breeds confidence and yet we will throw it away against a team that got hammered by Swindon at the weekend!! Anyone agree Rovers1994
  • Score: 8

8:47pm Tue 12 Aug 14

garry_stockton says...

Heartbroken
Heartbroken garry_stockton
  • Score: 1

8:54pm Tue 12 Aug 14

A Darener says...

GB said he wanted to progress, then he picks a reserve side! Hypocrite or what?
GB said he wanted to progress, then he picks a reserve side! Hypocrite or what? A Darener
  • Score: 4

8:55pm Tue 12 Aug 14

MattNewcastle says...

Rovers1994 wrote:
Whilst I'm really hopeful for this season I'm so disappointed about tonight's team selection! Going this many games unbeaten breeds confidence and yet we will throw it away against a team that got hammered by Swindon at the weekend!! Anyone agree
Totally agree
[quote][p][bold]Rovers1994[/bold] wrote: Whilst I'm really hopeful for this season I'm so disappointed about tonight's team selection! Going this many games unbeaten breeds confidence and yet we will throw it away against a team that got hammered by Swindon at the weekend!! Anyone agree[/p][/quote]Totally agree MattNewcastle
  • Score: 4

9:01pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Rovers1994 says...

All the momentum gone!!! Why has Gary gone public to say this cup means a lot then plays a reserve side...surely he should be trying to make ewood a fortress and win some more fans over?? It's pathetic this showing tonight
All the momentum gone!!! Why has Gary gone public to say this cup means a lot then plays a reserve side...surely he should be trying to make ewood a fortress and win some more fans over?? It's pathetic this showing tonight Rovers1994
  • Score: 6

9:20pm Tue 12 Aug 14

garry_stockton says...

GB has won me over, where is Bazzer??
GB has won me over, where is Bazzer?? garry_stockton
  • Score: 2

9:41pm Tue 12 Aug 14

The Seagull has landed says...

Oh dear.
Oh dear. The Seagull has landed
  • Score: 2

9:52pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Crazy times says...

Ridiculous. Although we have cut the expenses, a cup run will bring some money in. Bowyer plays the stiffs and out we go meaning another revenue stream is closed. If this was senior management in business with such neglect of duties when it comes to sustaining revenue he would be sacked!!
Ridiculous. Although we have cut the expenses, a cup run will bring some money in. Bowyer plays the stiffs and out we go meaning another revenue stream is closed. If this was senior management in business with such neglect of duties when it comes to sustaining revenue he would be sacked!! Crazy times
  • Score: 1

10:08pm Tue 12 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

BOWYER OUT!
BOWYER OUT! TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: 0

10:52pm Tue 12 Aug 14

digitusjonfred says...

WHOOPS reserve team !!
WHOOPS reserve team !! digitusjonfred
  • Score: 0

8:41am Wed 13 Aug 14

andy1 says...

Bring back Steve, Bowyer Out, Venkys are God.
Bring back Steve, Bowyer Out, Venkys are God. andy1
  • Score: -1

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