Blackburn manager Henning Berg has no fresh injury concerns for the visit of Lancashire rivals Bolton on Wednesday. Long-term absentees Fabio Nunes, David Dunn and Leon Best all remain sidelined but Berg is optimistic that two of the three – Nunes and Dunn – will be back in the near future.
Bolton midfielder Mark Davies will miss the Lancashire derby at Blackburn through suspension. Davies picked up his fifth booking of the season at Brighton on Sunday and his absence leaves manager Dougie Freedman with a decision to make in the centre of his midfield. Liverpool loanee Jay Spearing could be promoted to a starting berth after having to settle for a place on the substitutes' bench at the Amex Stadium.
Chung-Yong Lee and Jacob Butterfield, on loan from Norwich, are also in contention to deputise for Davies. Knee injury victims Stuart Holden, Andy Lonergan, David Wheater and Josh Vela all remain in the treatment room as Freedman goes in search of what would be just his second victory as Trotters' boss in eight matches.