Blackburn return to Championship action when they travel to Luton Town on Saturday.
Tony Mowbray’s collected a morale-boosting win over QPR prior to the international break – a result which kept the Ewood Park outfit inside the top-half of the second-tier standings.
Despite that victory against Rangers being just Blackburn’s fourth of the season, they’re only five points adrift of the top-six heading into their clash at Kenilworth Road.
However, Mowbray has a number of injury concerns ahead of the trip to Nathan Jones’ inform Hatters.
Whilst a host of senior players, including long-term absentee Bradley Dack, returned to action in a behind closed doors match against Sheffield United on Tuesday, Mowbray could be without some key players for this weekend’s clash.
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He told Blackburn’s official website: “We’re not anticipating that Ryan [Nyambe] will be available for us at the weekend, he’ll also have to get tested this afternoon and get that sent off before he comes back into the training group.
“Thomas [Kaminski] isn’t back from quarantine yet, but he’ll train tomorrow and we’ll assess him. He is a top goalkeeper for us, but I can’t tell you if he’ll play or not.
“Stewart [Downing] played 65 or 70 minutes the other day and feels fine. He’s not someone we work hard with like we do with the other players. There is every chance that he may make the bench or be involved.”
“Darragh [Lenihan] is flying back today and will get in at 12pm, so he’ll miss training today. He’ll have one training session and then will hopefully be part of our team at the weekend.”
Elsewhere, the Rovers boss also confirmed that Daniel Ayala and Derrick Williams will both miss the trip to Luton – with the latter still some way of returning to action, whilst Lewis Travis remains doubtful for the Ewood Park side.
Whilst having Downing available and Dack close to returning from his 11-month lay-off, the international break hasn’t treated Mowbray well, and the Rovers boss will be delighted that there isn’t another one until late-March.
However, with the likes of Harvey Elliott and Adam Armstrong in excellent form, Blackburn still have more than enough to get three points at Luton, even without a few key players.