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Blackburn midfielder David Dunn is a major doubt for Rovers' Championship clash with Watford at Ewood Park on Saturday.

Last Updated: 26/10/12 at 15:19   

Dunn, 32, starred in the opening half-hour of Wednesday night's 1-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday, setting-up up Grant Hanley's winner at the end of a fine solo run.

But his evening was cut short after the half hour and Rovers' medical staff are waiting on the results of a scan on a calf injury sustained by the playmaker.

Spanish forward Ruben Rochina could push for his first start since September's 2-1 win over Barnsley having replaced Dunn in midweek, although caretaker manager Eric Black may turn to Danny Murphy having left the club captain on the bench for the previous two matches.

Markus Olsson has returned to training following his hamstring problem but is not yet ready for first-team action.

Montenegro's Simon Vukcevic (groin) and Portugal Under-21 winger Fabio Nunes (hamstring) are set to remain on the sidelines for six to 10 days and three to four weeks respectively following injuries sustained on international duty.

Watford's Daniel Pudil and Nathaniel Chalobah will miss the trip through suspension.

Both were given their marching orders during Tuesday's clash at Cardiff, meaning the Hornets were forced to play the final 18 minutes with just nine men as the hosts went on to grab an injury-time winner to triumph 2-1.

Some good news for Watford though is that left-back Pudil's three-match ban has been reduced to one game, after Cardiff supported an appeal.

Elsewhere, skipper John Eustace (back), Piccoli Neuton (ankle), Nyron Nosworthy and Prince Buaben (both hamstring) continue to miss out.

But there is better news regarding Geoffrey Mujangi Bia and Joel Ekstrand, with the pair back in training following groin and ankle injuries.

However, it remains to be seen whether either will be involved at Ewood Park.

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Championship Fixtures

Monday, 21 April 2014
15:00
Birmingham v Blackburn  
Brighton v Blackpool  
Burnley v Wigan  
Derby v Barnsley  
Ipswich v Bournemth  
Millwall v Doncaster  
QPR v Watford  
Sheff Wed v Charlton  
Yeovil v Huddersfld  
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Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Leicester 43 36 93
2 Burnley 43 32 86
3 Derby 43 29 78
4 QPR 43 14 73
5 Wigan 42 17 70
6 Brighton 43 12 65
7 Reading 43 10 64
8 Ipswich 43 6 64
9 N Forest 43 5 62
10 Bournemth 43 -1 62
11 Blackburn 43 3 61
12 Watford 42 18 60
13 Middlesbro' 43 9 58
14 Bolton 43 -2 55
15 Sheff Wed 43 2 53
16 Leeds 43 -8 53
17 Huddersfld 43 -9 47
18 Birmingham 42 -11 43
19 Doncaster 43 -28 43
20 Millwall 43 -29 43
21 Charlton 42 -24 42
22 Blackpool 43 -27 42
23 Barnsley 43 -29 39
24 Yeovil 43 -25 37

Updated Sat, 19 Apr 2014

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