Paul Lambert hoping for triple Rovers boost

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Blackburn boss Paul Lambert is hopeful that Corry Evans, Darragh Lenihan and Doneil Henry will all be fit to face Rotherham at Ewood Park on Friday.

Northern Ireland international Evans picked up a slight groin injury during Rovers’ 2-0 victory over Bristol City last week, whilst youngster Lenihan, who did not feature at Ashton Gate, has a back problem.

Lambert confirmed that he hopes both players will be available for the visit of the Millers, as he aims to preserve his unbeaten start since taking over the hot-seat at Ewood Park last month.

He said: “Corry was feeling a bit of his groin but we hope he can train today. Darragh has got a bit of a back problem at the minute but hopefully it’ll just be a couple of days for him.”

The former Aston Villa boss confirmed that things are slightly more complicated for on-loan West Ham defender Henry, who did not travel to Bristol due a to a tight hamstring.

The 22-year-old was forced to cut short a similar loan spell at Rovers last season due to a hamstring complaint and Lambert believes it is important they treat the Canada international properly.

He added: “We just had to watch that he didn’t break down again, I think that is important. If he did break down we’d have to send him back to West Ham and that happened to him the last time. So we’ll have to manage him to make sure that he is okay.”

The Blue and Whites have not lost any of their last six Championship matches and are available at 1.53 to secure another three points on Friday, whilst Neil Redfearn’s team are on offer 6.00 and the draw is a 3.80 shout.

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