Blackburn will be looking to continue where they left off prior to the international break when they return to Championship action at highflying Luton this weekend.
After two straight defeats, Tony Mowbray’s side collected four points from their final two matches before the break against Middlesbrough and QPR to leave them just five points off the top-six.
And there has been some great news for Rovers after a host of their first-team players got some valuable minutes in a behind closed doors friendly against Sheffield United on Tuesday afternoon.
Amari Bell, Barry Douglas and recent signing Stewart Downing, all featured, as did Bradley Dack, making his first appearance since suffering an ACL injury against Wigan Athletic last December.
Dack played the first 45 minutes as Blackburn drew 2-2 with the Blades, in what is a major boost for Mowbray ahead of a hectic schedule in the coming weeks.
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It remains unclear as to when Dack might be available for Blackburn’s first-team, but it was great to see him back on the pitch following almost 11 months out injured.
Dack took to Twitter following his return, and said: “Felt good being back out there, can’t thank everyone involved in getting me back to this point it means a lot and thanks for all the support.”
Felt good being back out there 👏🏻 can’t thank everyone involved in getting me back to this point it means a lot and thanks for all the support 💙 https://t.co/Rlu4jJh3Xo
— Bradley Dack (@BradDacks40) November 17, 2020
Seeing Dack back playing football is a great sight, not just for Blackburn fans, but for Championship followers altogether.
He’s one of the most talented players in the second-tier, and with the likes of Harvey Elliott and Adam Armstrong in excellent form, the return of Dack could see Blackburn become a force to be reckoned with in the Championship promotion race.