Appy has defensive dilemma

Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn manager Michael Appleton has a decision to make at right-back ahead of the npower Championship clash with Bristol City.

Todd Kane was cup-tied for last weekend’s impressive 3-0 win at Derby and is available to return, but the on-loan Chelsea youngster must contest a place with Bradley Orr, who has returned from a loan spell at Ipswich.

Former Manchester United forward Josh King suffered a recurrence of his hamstring problem during the opening stages at Pride Park and Rovers are slightly light on attacking options following a frustrating transfer deadline day.

Playmaker Ruben Rochina departed on loan to Real Zaragoza in his native Spain, winger Diogo Rosado did likewise in joining Benfica, while attacking midfielder Simon Vukcevic was released by mutual agreement.

However, deals to bring in QPR striker DJ Campbell and West Brom winger Jerome Thomas fell foul of the 11pm cut-off point.

Full-back Adam Henley (hamstring), goalkeeper Paul Robinson (back) and midfielder Dickson Etuhu (knee) remain sidelined.