Aston Villa's central defender Gareth Barry could be recalled today. The England Under-21 international was left out of Villa's 1-0 win at Charlton on Monday, but Villa manager John Gregory could start the match with three central defenders against Rovers. Recalling Barry would also leave Gregory with the dilemma of who to leave out of his attack with Stan Collymore and Julian Joachim vying to join Dion Dublin up front. Paul Merson is still struggling with a back injury that looks certain to keep him out of the Bank Holiday game against Sheffield Wednesday on Monday.
BLACKBURN (from): Filan, Kenna, Henchoz, Dailly, Davidson, Gillespie, Sherwood, McKinlay, Wilcox, Sutton, Blake, Johnson, Duff, Davies, Peacock, Fettis, Gallacher, Perez, Broomes, Marcolin.
ASTON VILLA (from): Oakes, Watson, Ehiogu, Southgate, Barry, Wright, Thompson, Taylor, Hendrie, Joachim, Dublin, Collymore, Scimeca, Grayson, Vassell, Charles, Rachel.
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