Found February 08, 2013 on Fox Soccer:
PLAYERS: Lee Williamson
Blackburn's new recruits DJ Campbell and Lee Williamson could make their debuts in Saturday's Championship clash with Ipswich at Ewood Park. Campbell has joined Rovers on a 93-day emergency loan from QPR while free agent Williamson penned a permanent contract until 2014 on Friday. Should Campbell make his Rovers bow, the striker would face the team where he spent the latter part of 2012 on loan at. The 31-year-old struck 10 times in 17 appearances for the Tractor Boys. Rovers will assess the fitness of centre-back Grant Hanley after he returned from international duty with Scotland this week ahead of the 1-0 win of Estonia due to a hip complaint. Elsewhere, boss Michael Appleton has no other new injury problems. Former Manchester United forward Josh King remains out alongside Adam Henley (both hamstring) while long-term victim Leon Best and midfielder Dickson Etuhu are sidelined due to knee injuries. Bradley Orr returned to start at right-back in last weekend's 2-0 home win over Bristol Rovers following a loan spell with Ipswich and is set to retain his place against the Tractor Boys. Ipswich goalkeeper Scott Loach will miss the game having sprained a thumb in training this week. Loach's omission paves the way for Stephen Henderson's comeback between the sticks after he returned on loan from West Ham on transfer deadline day. Captain Carlos Edwards will be routinely assessed after the midfielder won his 83rd international cap for Trinidad and Tobago in midweek as they fell to a 2-0 home defeat against Peru. Manager Mick McCarthy will make sure his skipper is ready to play at Ewood Park following his lengthy travels. McCarthy himself should return to the dugout having been forced to miss the impressive 4-0 victory over Middlesbrough last weekend due to a virus, with assistant Terry Connor taking charge. Midfielder Lee Martin sat out against Boro with a hamstring injury and remains a doubt, with long-term absentee Paul Taylor (foot) on course to return to action in the summer. Torquay continue without manager Martin Ling as the Gulls boss continues to recover from illness. The club confirmed that assistant boss Shaun Taylor will continue to manage the side in the absence of Ling having taken charge for the last two games. And Taylor will be without top scorer Rene Howe as he begins a two-match ban for his 10th yellow card of the season on Saturday. The 14-goal striker could be replaced by Ashley Yeoman in the starting line-up but the club are also actively looking to sign another forward before the match. Right-back Joe Oastler will undergo a fitness test after limping off at Cheltenham with a recurring ankle problem. Meanwhile, midfielder Ian Morris may be as close to a month away from a return to action after a speedy recovery from a ruptured Achilles tendon 19 weeks ago. Fleetwood Town boss Graham Alexander expects to select from an unchanged matchday 18. Gareth Evans made way for Ryan Crowther at half-time during last weekend's 2-2 draw with Bradford but the winger has shaken off the knock that hindered him and is fit to feature. Veteran striker Jon Parkin came off the bench to earn the Cod Army a point with a second-half penalty and is pushing for a start following his second scoring contribution from the bench in as many games. Former Preston midfielder Barry Nicholson missed out against the Bantams following more problems with a persistent back complaint and will be assessed having received treatment throughout the week. Centre-back Youl Mawene (foot) continues is rehabilitation but is not ready for first-team action.
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