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Graeme Souness talks about lady luck, well at the moment it looks as if someone at Blackburn Rovers must have driven over a girls netball team carrying a pride of black cats belonging to the Pendle witches this summer.

With a crucial game against Everton due next Monday the latest bad fortune to hit the club, is a shoulder injury to reserve team keeper, Yelldell, who has been covering for the injured first team reserve keeper Alan Kelly.

Blackburn must now return for a second time to the Premier League for approval, in order to loan Villa keeper, Peter Enckelman before the deadline at noon tomorrow, to ensure he is eligable for Mondays game. Should their application be rejected again by the league, Rovers will only have accademy keeper Steven Drench as cover USA keeper Brad Friedell.

Steven Drench has limited experience and last night was his first game for the reserves this season, in which he made vital saves to keep Rovers in the game, before Paul Gallagher equalised 8 minutes before the final whistle to give Rovers a 1-1 draw with Bolton.

There was however good news last night when Craig Short played his first full  90 minutes of the season against Bolton reserves, which could put him in line for a recall against his former club on Monday night.

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The Premier League this morning 7th November, gave their approval for Rovers to sign Villa keeper Peter Enckelman on a month's loan deal.

During an interview with Sky tv, manager Graeme Souness stated that if Enckelman impressed during his loan period, concideration would be given for a permanent deal. During the interview with Sky, Souness confirmed that the club were in the market for a goalkeeper as cover for Friedel as the club believed that Yelldell wasnt ready for Premiership level football at present.

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