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TEAM NEWS ~ Fulham visit Blackburn Rovers Cham MD16 21/22

last updated Wednesday 03rd November 2021, 10:50 AM

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Blackburn Rovers vrs Fulham

Championship MatchDay 16 21/22 at Ewood Park

Wednesday 3rd November 2021,    KO: 19:45

Referee: Jarred Gillett (Australia)

Live on Sky

Fulham manager Marco Silva
Fulham manager
Marco Silva
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Fulham coach Marco Silva could call upon Michael Hector for the first time this season with Fulham defender Tosin Adarabioyo serving a suspension.

Fabio Carvalho is back in contention after recovering from coronavirus, though the youngster may have to bide his time for a starting role.

Tom Cairney is also an option if Silva opts for fresh legs in the middle of the pitch. Marco Silva says Tom Cairney needs time before he can play back-to-back full games for Fulham.

Silva explained: “Even if he made that unbelievable impact against Cardiff, and then a normal game against Forest, it was clear to me he couldn’t play 90 minutes after that, but it’s important for me to give him minutes.

“He’s not in his best physical condition. He knows that, I know that. But he’s a real important player for us, even if he can play just 45 or 50 minutes.

“Tom on the ball is high quality and gives us a little more balance.

“I think the international break will also be good to get him back to full fitness.”

Fulham possible starting lineup:
Rodak, Odoi, Hector, Ream, Robinson; Seri, Reed; Wilson, Decordova-Reid, Kebano; Mitrovic

Blackburn Rovers
Blackburn Rovers coach Tony Mowbray
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Blackburn Rovers boss Tony Mowbray could be without striker Sam Gallagher for the visit of Fulham this Wednesday. Gallagher was forced off in the final stages of their recent 2-1 victory and Derby County could be a concern for Rovers.

The forward is already on five goals this season – Ben Brereton Diaz, Tyrhys Dolan and Gallagher have scored 84% of Blackburn’s goals this season so not having his inclusion he could be a big miss.

Mowbray said “Sam’s a concern, undoubtedly. He played very, very well at Derby County and wouldn’t have come off had he not picked up an injury.

For Mowbray to name an unchanged Blackburn XI also depends on the fitness of defenders Ryan Nyambe and Daniel Ayala.

Despite both players missing out with minor injuries at the weekend, it would not come as a surprise if they were restored at right-back and centre-back respectively.

Blackburn Rovers possible starting lineup:
Kaminski; Buckley, Van Hecke, Lenihan, Edun; Travis, Rothwell, Johnson; Dolan, Gallagher, Brereton

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