Blackburn v L Orient preview

Team news ahead of Tuesday night's Carling Cup third-round clash between Blackburn and Leyton Orient at Ewood Park (kick-off 8pm).

Last Updated: 20/09/11 at 09:49   

Pedersen: In contention for return

Pedersen: In contention for return

Blackburn manager Steve Kean is expected to ring the changes for the game.

Midfielder Jason Lowe could start at right-back having filled in there during Saturday's win over Arsenal after Michel Salgado went off with a hamstring problem.

Morten Gamst Pedersen, who has not played since the end of August with a hamstring injury of his own, is in contention for a return but David Dunn (calf) and Ryan Nelsen (knee) will not be involved.

Leyton Orient look set to be without Stephen Dawson and Jamie Cureton.

Skipper Dawson has missed the last three matches with an ankle problem and striker Cureton suffered a groin injury at the start of the month.

Both players are not far away from returning but the Ewood Park clash is probably too soon.

Defender Scott Cuthbert also misses out as he serves the second game of a three-match ban for his red card against Bournemouth last week.

Striker Jonathan Tehoue (broken wrist) and goalkeeper Jamie Jones (shoulder) are long-term absentees.

On-loan Tottenham keeper Ben Alnwick and Huddersfield's Tom Clarke are eligible to play and 19-year-old forward George Porter keeps his place after a goal on his full debut in the 3-1 defeat by Oldham on Saturday.

Blackburn (from): Bunn, Olsson, Hanley, Givet, Samba, Dann, Pedersen, Vukcevic, Nzonzi, Lowe Petrovic, Formica, Goodwillie, Rochina, Hoilett, Yakubu, Roberts, Grella, Robinson, Ribeiro.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Capital One Cup Fixtures

There are no fixtures at present.

Footer 365

Premier League: Tony Pulis hails Crystal Palace after win over Everton

Tony Pulis hailed his Crystal Palace players after they beat Everton to reach 40 points in the Premier League.

Premier League: Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini vows to fight despite Sunderland draw

Manuel Pellegrini admitted the loss to Liverpool was still on Manchester City's minds as they drew with Sunderland.

Copa del Rey: Real Madrid beat arch-rivals Barcelona to win the cup final 2-1

Gareth Bale's brilliant goal five minutes from time gave Real Madrid a 2-1 win over Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final.

Mail Box

Fatigue No Excuse For Giroud Being Cr*p

We have a long mail on why Giroud isn't very good at all, plus some more thoughts on neutrality. Plus, who do you want out of you club this summer and Liverpool moving buses...

Will Liverpool Cope With Parked Buses?

That's the real problem they're going to face next year, says one Man United fan who's already looking forward to the end of this campaign. Plus, thoughts on neutrality...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property