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Team news for Monday night's Premier League clash between Blackburn Rovers and Sunderland at Ewood Park (kick-off 8pm).

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David Dunn is expected to play some part for Blackburn when the Black Cats visit on Monday.

Dunn has recovered from a hamstring strain but Vince Grella is still missing with the same problem.

Keith Andrews is also out after having an operation on a groin injury while Ryan Nelsen is a doubt with a thigh problem.

Sunderland striker Darren Bent is a major doubt for the trip to Lancashire.

Bent returned from England duty with a groin injury and manager Steve Bruce is hoping he can shake off the problem over the next 48 hours, although record signing Asamoah Gyan is on stand-by.

Loan signing Danny Welbeck, who was ineligible for the game against parent club Manchester United, returns to the squad, while Kieran Richardson, Anton Ferdinand and John Mensah have all shaken off hamstring injuries and like Craig Gordon (broken arm), are back in contention.

David Meyler (knee) is back in light training but is still some way away from playing, while Fraizer Campbell (also knee) remains a long-term absentee.

Blackburn (from): Robinson, Nelsen, Samba, Salgado, Jones, Givet, Olsson, Nzonzi, Pedersen, Dunn, Emerton, EH Diouf, MB Diouf, Roberts, Kalinic, Benjani, Bunn, Chimbonda, Hoilett, Linganzi.

Sunderland (from): Mignolet, Gordon, Onuoha, Richardson, Bardsley, Angeleri, Bramble, Turner, Ferdinand, Mensah, Da Silva, Cattermole, Riveros, Henderson, Malbranque, Elmohamady, Zenden, Colback, Reid, Bent, Gyan, Welbeck.

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