Blackburn’s injury-plagued midfielder Steven Reid will miss the rest of the season after suffering another knee problem.
Rovers boss Paul Ince revealed today the Republic of Ireland international will need surgery on his knee and is expected to be out for six or seven months.
Reid, 27, missed the 2006-7 season with knee and back injuries, and with David Dunn also out for the long term, Ince’s central midfield options are limited for tomorrow’s trip to Bolton in the Barclays Premier League.
Roque Santa Cruz (hamstring) is also doubtful but Benni McCarthy, Vince Grella and goalkeeper Paul Robinson are all fit.
Provisional squad: Robinson, Brown, Nelsen, Samba, Ooijer, Warnock, Emerton, Olsson, Tugay, Mokoena, Derbyshire, Santa Cruz, Villanueva, Fowler, Andrews, Grella, Treacy, Pedersen, McCarthy.