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Junior Hoilett should be back for Blackburn after missing the defeat at Everton with a hamstring problem.

Ryan Nelsen and Vince Grella are injured and Steven Nzonzi serves the last match of a three-game suspension. Roque Santa Cruz, meanwhile, is unavailable against his parent club.

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini could be tempted to name an unchanged line-up against Rovers.

Italian striker Mario Balotelli looks set to retain his place following the FA Cup semi-final victory over Manchester United as Carlos Tevez has a hamstring injury.

With defender Micah Richards also absent with a similar problem, Pablo Zabaleta is set to stay in the team following the Wembley triumph.

Rovers (from): Robinson, Samba, Givet, Olsson, Salgado, J Jones, Emerton, Dunn, P Jones, Hoilett, Biram Diouf, Bunn, Roberts, Pedersen, Hanley, Kalinic, Rochina, Formica, Benjani.

Man City (from): Hart, Taylor, Richards, Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Kolarov, Boyata, Wright-Phillips, De Jong, Y Toure, Vieira, Barry, Silva, Milner, A Johnson, Dzeko, Balotelli, Razak, McGivern, Guidetti.

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Premier League Fixtures

Sunday, 24 August 2014
13:30
Hull City v Stoke  
Tottenham v QPR
16:00
S'land v Man Utd  
Monday, 25 August 2014
20:00
Man City v Liverpool  
Saturday, 30 August 2014
12:45
Burnley v Man Utd  
15:00
Man City v Stoke  
Newcastle v C Palace  
QPR v S'land  
Swansea v West Brom  
West Ham v Southampton  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 2 4 6
2 Swansea 2 2 6
3 Arsenal 2 1 4
4 A Villa 2 1 4
5 Man City 1 2 3
6 West Ham 2 1 3
7 Liverpool 1 1 3
8 Hull City 1 1 3
9 Tottenham 1 1 3
10 Everton 2 0 2
11 West Brom 2 0 2
12 S'land 1 0 1
13 Southampton 2 -1 1
14 Leicester 2 -2 1
15 Newcastle 2 -2 1
16 Man Utd 1 -1 0
17 QPR 1 -1 0
18 Stoke 1 -1 0
19 C Palace 2 -3 0
20 Burnley 2 -3 0

Updated Sat, 23 Aug 2014

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