Date: 3rd March 2017 at 5:24pm
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Blackburn could move out of the relegation zone if the win against Derby can be followed up with a victory against Wigan at Ewood Park on Saturday and Bristol City and/or Wolves are beaten.

Injury is set to again keep Gordon Greer out of the side with Hope Akpan serving the last of his four-match suspension this weekend.

Mowbray told the Official Website.

‘Gordon Greer is back in training. It is obviously frustrating for him to have played against Manchester United only to pick up a calf injury. He’s been with the medical department in the last week, he’s now back in training and we’ll see how he goes.’

Elliott Ward and Tommie Hoban could be involved after coming through a development squad game earlier in the week but Corry Evans isn’t ready to come back from his own groin injury just yet.

As for the game itself the boss is aware Blackburn face a difficult game against a relegation rival who could frustrate us. In another interview with the Official Website Mowbray added.

‘The Championship is a really tough league there are no easy games, so just because Wigan are right down at the bottom with us doesn’t mean Wigan aren’t going to be a pretty good team. I was speaking to Steve McClaren after the game the other night and he said how resilient they were against Derby in a 0-0 draw. They are going to make life difficult for you to score and get behind and they can frustrate you.’

The Wigan firepower is something Rovers – we are seeking back-to-back wins – will have to be wary of.

‘They’ve got the lad Bogle who is making quite a ripple in the league, he’s upsetting people, he’s powerful, he’s strong and he wants to score goals. So we’ve got to be very mindful that it is going to be a tough game.’

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