Date: 11th March 2016 at 11:15am
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Manager Paul Lambert has said that he’ll lead with the same squad that took victory over Birmingham City in the last game, when we face Leeds United this weekend.

Speaking to The Official Blackburn Rovers Website in his pre game press conference ahead of the hosting of Leeds at Ewood Park this Saturday, Lambert said he had no fresh injury concerns following on from the Birmingham win.

With Corey Evans coming through the entire 90 minutes with no ill effects following his ankle injury that kept him out for a period, he’ll continue to be in line for another start if Lambert doesn’t shake things up, but the gaffer did say there were only a few bumps and bruises but nothing serious that would alter his starting line up for the game.

‘We’ve still got another couple of days but everybody seems fine. There’s a couple of bumps and bruises as usual but we’ll go with the same squad against Leeds.’

With Jason Lowe, Danny Guthrie and Nathan Delfouneso are getting close to a return to first team action, it remains to be seen if anything forces his hand in terms of a place on the bench, but they are provisionally all ruled out naturally from the game and instead are pencilled in for the Under 21 run out against Fulhan at Brockhall on Monday afternoon.

If they all come through that, the bench is a possibility for future matches you would think.

Speaking about the opposition a touch more specifically, and Blackburn’s build up, Lambert said that he knew the workload for the players was heavy given nine games in four weeks when the Leeds full time whistle blows, but he felt the squad had coped with it well.

He did acknowledge more points should’ve been forthcoming over those games though, and he wants to see that rectified this weekend with another return of all three.

‘We’ve done really well considering the amount of games that have had. We’ve had to dig deep in certain games to try and get results which we have done, but performances have been extremely high. I think the Derby game, Middlesbrough up there, Burnley, we should have had more points out of those three away games, but the performances have been really high especially playing Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday, Tuesday. So that is really pleasing.’


‘The lads are getting robust to playing the amount of games but I think for the fans it is hard because they have to pay out a lot of money every week. The only down side of it is that you can’t really do much on the training pitch, you can only really rest them and get them going on the Saturday so it is important that you try and get the balance right, but I think they are enjoying it.’

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