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Bowyer set to stick

2013-01-04 14:38:02, Views: 74, ClubCall

Bowyer set to stick

Caretaker boss Gary Bowyer will resist the urge to make wholesale changes as Blackburn look to carry their resurgence into the FA Cup.

Rovers' reserve-team boss Bowyer has guided the ailing Lancashire outfit to two consecutive wins alongside head of youth Terry McPhillips in the aftermath of Henning Berg's sacking, they now face Bristol City at home in the Cup on Saturday.

"We've got some momentum going and the players want to keep playing so that's what we'll try and do," said Bowyer.

"If we can get one or two young ones involved in the squad then that would be great experience for them, but we've got a big squad so we'll be looking to make sure that we keep the momentum going."

The youngsters in question are likely to be midfield duo Hugo Fernandez and Tim Payne, who have been allocated squad numbers ahead of the tie, while Bowyer is still missing a host of senior players

David Dunn is suffering from a niggle having recently returned from a calf injury and is not expected to play until next week along with fellow midfielder Mauro Formica (foot), although Simon Vukcevic (leg) is set to feature having recovered from the effects of a heavy challenge during last weekend's 3-1 triumph at Barnsley.

Winger Fabio Nunes (hamstring), goalkeeper Paul Robinson (back) and defender Gael Givet remain absent - with reports suggesting the latter is seeking a move back to his native France due to personal problems.


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