Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray is confident that Bradley Dack will be available for Saturday’s game at home to Cardiff City, despite a knock sustained in Tuesday night’s 1-0 win over Hull.
Dack required extensive treatment midway through the second half of his side’s win at the KCOM Stadium following a clash of knees with Tigers defender Robbie McKenzie, and was substituted minutes later, with Joe Rothwell coming on in his place.
Speaking after the game however, Mowbray appeared unconcerned by having to withdraw one of his key men, and even suggested that Dack would have preferred to have stayed on the field, with Lancashire Telegraph reporter Rich Sharpe quoting the Rovers boss as saying: “Bradley is always disappointed when he comes off but he needs to realise we have another game in four days.
“We have a squad and I have to give them opportunities. Bradley will be fine, he’ll brush it off and be ready to go again on Saturday I’m sure.”
TM: "Bradley is always disappointed when he comes off but he needs to realise we have another game in four days. We have a squad and I have to give them opportunities. Bradley will be fine, he'll brush it off and be ready to go again on Saturday I'm sure." #Rovers
— Rich Sharpe (@richsharpe89) August 20, 2019
Victory over Hull made it back-to-back league wins for Blackburn, following up back-to-back defeats at the start of the campaign, leaving the club tenth in the early Championship standings.
Dack has featured in every game for Rovers so far this season, but as yet his only goal and assist have both come in his side’s 3-2 win over Oldham Athletic in the opening round of the Carabao Cup.
This will be a big relief for Blackburn.
Dack may not have found the net himself in the league so far this season, but his performances in those last two wins have seen him show flashes of his best, which, when he reaches, makes him invaluable to Rovers.
It is also worth noting that when he is not on top form, his work rate remains unrelenting, and that too is something that can provide a big lift for his teammates, particularly when their backs are up against the wall.
There is no surprise therefore that Dack is a nigh-on ever-present in the Rovers line-up when fit, so you would imagine he will be set to feature again on Saturday, if what Mowbray says is indeed the case.