Blackburn Rovers hoping for fitness boost ahead of Stoke City clash



Blackburn rovers are hoping to get one of their key men back ahead of Wednesday night’s clash with Stoke City.

Rovers are eyeing a playoff push after moving within five points of the top six with a surprise away win over Brentford on Saturday.

During the week, they will welcome a Stoke side who themselves came out on top on Saturday, beating an in-form Cardiff comfortably at home.

And Rovers are hoping to be helped by the return of midfielder Joe Rothwell ahead of the game.

“The plan is that he’s going to train on Monday and then we’ll see how he comes through that,” Rovers boss Tony Mowbray told the Lancashire Telegraph.

“Hopefully, he might have an opportunity to be on the bench on Wednesday if he comes through the two days training.

“We’ll wait and see, but if he’s fit and flying then we might put him in the team.

“It’s good to have a few coming back, as was the case with Gallagher, and if we can get Rothwell back then that will be another positive for us.”

Rothwell has made 25 league appearances for Rovers this season.





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