Blackburn v Wolves preview

Team news ahead of Saturday afternoon's Premier League clash between Blackburn and Wolves at Ewood Park.

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Doyle: '70-30' to play

Doyle: '70-30' to play

Blackburn could be without their two most experienced central defenders.

Chris Samba is doubtful with a groin injury while Ryan Nelsen, though back in training, is still feeling the after-effects of his knee operation.

New midfield signing Radosav Petrovic is unlikely to have received his visa in time to play.

Wolves striker Kevin Doyle is winning his battle to be fit .

Doyle withdrew from the Republic of Ireland squad for the midweek international against Croatia due to a knee injury, but Wolves boss Mick McCarthy believes he has a "70-30" chance of being available.

New skipper and summer signing Roger Johnson will make his competitive debut, but midfielders Dave Edwards (back) and Adlene Guedioura (ankle) miss out.

Rovers (from): Robinson, Bunn, Salgado, Givet, Hanley, Samba, Olsson, Emerton, Pedersen, Nzonzi, Dunn, Grella, Formica, Rochina, Hoilett, Roberts, Goodwillie, Blackman, Aley, Anderson, Henley.

Wolves (from): Hennessey, De Vries, Stearman, Zubar, Craddock, Johnson, Berra, Elokobi, Ward, Hunt, Hammill, Milijas, Henry, Kightly, O'Hara, Jarvis, Doyle, Fletcher, Ebanks-Blake, Keogh, Davis.

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17:30
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Position Team P GD PTS
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2 Chelsea 34 42 75
3 Man City 33 54 71
4 Arsenal 34 18 67
5 Everton 34 21 66
6 Tottenham 34 0 60
7 Man Utd 33 18 57
8 Southampton 34 5 48
9 Newcastle 34 -14 46
10 Stoke City 34 -10 43
11 C Palace 34 -14 40
12 West Ham 34 -9 37
13 Hull City 33 -6 36
14 A Villa 33 -14 34
15 Swansea 34 -5 33
16 West Brom 33 -11 33
17 Norwich 34 -27 32
18 Fulham 34 -40 30
19 Cardiff 34 -34 29
20 Sunderland 33 -25 26

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