Date: 28th October 2015 at 8:01am
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Danny Guthrie has been left a frustrated bystander for Blackburn in recent weeks with the summer signing unable to do anything but watch on during his injury enforced absence.

Guthrie, who parted with Reading in the summer, has been forced to watch on as Blackburn won the first game without him against Ipswich but have lost to MK Dons and Burnley and drawn with Derby since.

He’s spoken of this frustration, to the Lancashire Telegraph, having felt he was ‘finding his rhythm’ and building up a ‘good partnership’ alongside Corry Evans up to that point.

‘I was playing well, I’d found a rhythm and started a good partnership with Corry (Evans) and the team and myself were playing well.

‘It’s been a difficult time, the worst thing is watching the boys grafting and the luck not going your way and you can’t help.’

The past month has been spent sidelined due to his thigh injury, picked up early in the meeting with Hull towards the end of September.

Recovering from that injury he then suffered a setback with his calf but with him now back outside training the 28-year-old is targeting his return to full training soon enough with a return, at least to be considered for selection, something he’s said he’s aiming for before the November international break.

‘I’m back outside now doing some running and ball work, so I should be joining in with the team this week, and hopefully within the next week I’ll be fit for selection.

‘I want to get back fit and available before the international break and then there will be a two week period where I can get some good training in and be raring to go after the break.’

Guthrie doesn’t feel the performances are ‘a million miles away’ from what would be hoped for but knows some ‘consistency in results’ is needed yet as it’s a ‘result business’ points have to be picked up, and fast!

Will Guthrie make much difference to Blackburn and improve the fortunes? We’ll find out soon enough when he’s back for Rovers.

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