Date: 18th November 2016 at 11:54am
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Charlie Mulgrew was brought to Blackburn by Owen Coyle to play in midfielder but the former Celtic man has had to fill in at left back with a central defence role against Brentford a possibility.

With others unavailable the Scotland international is poised to be paired with Darragh Lenihan at the heart of the Blackburn defence, which Coyle has told the Lancashire Telegraph he wouldn’t have a problem with doing.

‘Charlie Mulgrew is a wonderful player. He has played at centre back for years. There will no fears if Charlie is asked to step in because he will do it with style and accomplishment because that is the kind of player he is.’

Gordon Greer’s own injury, which forced him out of international duty with Scotland and Mulgrew called up by Gordon Strachan, makes him a doubt with Scott Wharton, also out with a lack of fitness as far as Tommie Hoban, Elliott Ward and Wes Brown go.

On those options he added.

‘He has trained all this week and I would hope that Derrick would be available. If Gordon doesn’t make it Wharton won’t play as he is injured. He missed the Under-23 game the other night, Wes played but probably needs another couple of games to get up to speed.’

Marvin Emnes and Danny Guthrie are also fitness doubts with Hope Akpan suspended so these add to Coyle’s concerns, The Blackburn boss concluded we will just have to make the most of what we do have making sure Rovers are clinical up front and cut out the defensive efforts.

‘We will have players missing but it happens up and down the country and you have to make the best of what you have available. We go into a game against Brentford in a good game against a good team and one we are looking forward to and one we want to go and win. We want to play as we have been, but being clinical in front of goal, and at the other end eradicating the individual mistakes that have led to some of the goals.’

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