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Squad Details v Arsenal.


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After early Comic Relief last weekend in the shape of Burnleys hilarious display at Watford in the cup, Rovers fans are entertained this weekend by the Premier League Champions Arsenal at Ewood Park tomorrow.

In front of an anticipated full house Rovers welcome back Irish International Damien Duff, however midfielder David Dunn has failed to recovered from a hamstring injury in time to be included in Graeme Souness's 17 man squad.

Craig Short and Gresko who missed  the Manchester City game have recovered from injuries and are available for selection in a defence depleated by the suspension of Lucas Neill.

Hakan Sukur, who collected a knock in the Kanu charity game last week at the Reebok Stadium has also fully recovered and will be challenging Yorke and Cole for a start up front.

Rovers squad.

Friedel, Kelly, Berg, Taylor, Short, Johansson, Gresko, Douglas, Gillespie, Grabbi, Duff, Sukur, Cole, Yorke, Flitcroft, Tugay, McEveley.

Arsene Wenger has also named a squad of 17 players with goalkeeper David Seaman missing a game that would have been his 1,000th senior appearance because of a hamstring injury.

Also missing for Arsenal due to injuries will be Patrick Vieira (knee) and Sol Campbell (Achilles)

Arsenal squad.

Taylor, Lauren, Keown, Cygan, van Bronckhorst, Parlour, Gilberto, Pires, Bergkamp, Henry, Jeffers, Wiltord, Edu, Kanu, Ljungberg, Toure, Warmuz.


Steve Bennett, who in 15 Premier games this season has issued 2 red cards and 54 yellow cards.

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