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17 August 2012

Striker ready for Championship opener

Jason Scotland is hoping Town can keep the good form going, as Blues welcome Blackburn to Portman Road tomorrow for the Championship opener.

Town take on the recently relegated side on the back of Capital One Cup success over Bristol Rovers, with Jason hoping Blues can pick up where they left off.

“All the boys are eager to get started and hopefully we can put in a repeat performance of Tuesday,” the Trinidadian told the Club website.

“We couldn’t get a tougher start in Blackburn really but it’s a good game for us too and it gives us a chance to stamp our authority on the division early.

“Hopefully we can keep our recent good run going and get a good result to start the season.”

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Team news

Town are waiting on the fitness of Andy Drury, after the midfielder missed the win over Bristol Rovers with a calf injury. Blues can welcome back Damien Delaney, Josh Carson and Ronan Murray after the trio returned from international duty. Elliott Hewitt remains Town’s only long-term absentee.

Blackburn manager Steve Kean will be without the services of Leon Best, after the summer recruit from Newcastle picked up a knee injury which will see him sidelined for several months. The Rovers boss will also be without Mark Bunn (hip), Martin Olsson (groin) and Ruben Rochina (hamstring).

How they finished last season

thTown- 15

thBlackburn- 19

One to watch

Danny Murphy. Rovers caught the eye of the rest of the Championship, after they lured Danny Murphy to Ewood Park on a free transfer from Fulham. Many were surprised that the former Liverpool man dropped down from the Premier League but there’s no doubt that his experience will help Blackburn, as they adapt to life in the Championship. Is expected to make his debut for the Lancashire outfit at Portman Road tomorrow, in the heart of the Rovers midfield.


Referee: David Rock
Fourth Official:
Ryan T Atkin and Adrian Sannerude
Darren Drysdale

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