Blackburn boss Paul Lambert expects Danny Graham to feature

Blackburn Rovers Danny Graham

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Blackburn boss Paul Lambert expects forward Danny Graham to be fit for Saturday’s clash with Huddersfield at Ewood Park.

The former Swansea player was forced off with a hamstring complaint after just 16 minutes of Rovers’ 0-0 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend.

That early exit was purely a precautionary measure, and Lambert believes the decision has now been vindicated, as he expects the 30-year-old to feature.

Lambert told reporters: “We’ll see how he is, but hopefully Danny will be OK. That’s why I’m glad we caught it in time, before he did pull it or strain it. There’s five games to go, so fingers crossed Danny will be fit.”

Graham has scored three goals in 13 league appearances since joining the Blue and Whites on-loan from Sunderland in January, with his last strike coming in the 2-0 home success against Birmingham on March 8.

One man who is not likely to feature against the Terriers is full-back Tommy Spurr, with Lambert confirming the defender is unlikely to recover in time following an Achilles injury.

He added: “Tommy’s still got a doubt and I think he will struggle for Saturday.”

Blackburn are all but assured of survival in the Championship, as they are currently 10 points clear of the relegation zone, and they are available at 2.50 to strengthen that position with a victory on Saturday, while Huddersfield are on offer at 2.88 and the draw is priced at 3.20.

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