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Blackburn Rovers, despite dropping out of the play-off spots, remain optimistic and their latest victory against Swansea City at Ewood Park serves as a positive indication.
Manager Jon Dahl Tomasson has confirmed that Scott Wharton will likely miss tomorrow's match against Coventry City due to an injury. Additionally, he expressed hope that Daniel Ayala can return for a starting berth in the lineup.
Last night, Blackburn Rovers beat Blackpool 1-0 and new head coach Jon Dahl Tomasson has provided an injury update on Daniel Ayala. The Spaniard suffered an ankle injury during the first half and has had to leave the match early. This is concerning news for Rovers boss as it could mean six first-team players may miss this weekend.
Ayala has been an integral member of the Rovers squad this season and has played a pivotal role in their unbeaten streak in the Championship so far. Furthermore, he has made several significant appearances in the League Cup.
The 31-year-old has been with the club since 2020 and brings plenty of experience to the team. With over 250 games under his belt in England, he's started an impressive amount of matches in the Championship.
He's had a remarkable career to date and was considered the best Danish player of his generation in 1994. Additionally, he's won numerous trophies throughout his time playing the game.
His first club was Koge BK, whom he played for from 18 to 23, before moving onto Dutch Eredivisie side Heerenveen. During this period with Heerenveen, he won both the top scorer title and Dutch Football Talent of 1996 awards.
After his playing career, he went on to coach at Excelsior, Roda JC, Vitesse Arnhem and Denmark. In 2018 he was appointed assistant manager to Age Hareide at the Danish national team where he guided them towards qualification for the FIFA World Cup.
Coach Henningson has achieved two Swedish championship victories during his time coaching and now looks forward to taking over Blackburn Rovers as head coach. After having enjoyed such a gratifying career as a player, it only makes sense that he would want to help his new side continue their winning ways in the future.
Tomasson, who joined the club on a three-year deal in 2022, has already collaborated with David Lowe, Damien Johnson and Ben Benson. Tomasson hopes to guide Ewood Park towards success in the future and be an influential figure for its young players.
Blackburn Rovers remain 'not perfect' due to injury concerns - Jon Dahl Tomasson provides an update.
After a busy run of matches, Rovers manager Jon Dahl Tomasson is worried about his squad's injuries. After winning back-to-back league games and moving up to fourth place on the table, they face an uphill challenge at QPR on Saturday with several first team players currently unavailable.
Daniel Ayala will likely miss the weekend clash with QPR due to an injury, while Bradley Dack and Ben Brereton Diaz are also suffering from hamstring troubles. Harry Pickering has been ruled out, while Hayden Carter and Ashley Phillips remain doubtful for participation.
Joe Rankin-Costello hasn't been as consistent a part of the squad this season as he would have liked, but could return to action against QPR. He has been an integral part of their Development squad and recently scored against Swansea on Saturday. It would be surprising if Rankin-Costello doesn't make the starting lineup against QPR on Tuesday night.
However, a hamstring injury has put paid to his chances for the remainder of the campaign, so if he wants an extended run in the first team, hard work and perseverance are going to be key factors in success. He'll be an important figure against Londoners but it will take time for him to find his form again.
Tony Mowbray hopes to have the winger back by the March international break, so he can play an integral part in Chile's World Cup qualification campaign. It would be a tremendous boost for the 22-year-old who scored his only goal against Wigan on Tuesday night - it would be an immense boost for him personally.
At the end of this season, the striker is out of contract but has the option to extend by an extra 12 months. Despite having a difficult season this far - only scoring three goals in 13 matches - he remains optimistic about extending his deal.
His form has been excellent this month and it's a testament to his hard work that he is still in contention for the Championship match against Derby on 15 March. Additionally, he's played an integral role in the FA Cup this year.
Blackburn Rovers remain determined to climb the Championship table despite losing a close match to Stoke City last weekend. The Lancashire club are currently fourth on the table and can secure automatic promotion if they beat relegation rivals Derby County in their next fixture.
At present, Bradley Dack is out with a hamstring injury, with manager Jon Dahl Tomasson confirming it during his pre-match press conference on Friday. It is expected that he will remain out until after the March international break; however, it remains uncertain if he will return in time for QPR's visit this weekend.
Dack has been an integral player for the Riversiders this season, helping them to win their first five league matches. He has scored 10 goals this campaign and become a beloved figure among supporters.
Since signing for the club in the summer of 2020, he has made a name for himself as an important member of their squad. However, injuries have hindered his development and he has had to miss out on matches for several months at a time.
He is currently out of contract at the end of this season, but it's possible he could extend his deal for another year. Making such a decision will be tough since he has become an integral part of the club's squad.
Dack may not have the same celebrity status as other players in the club, but he is an accomplished footballer who has been playing for more than a decade. Throughout his career, he has won several awards and earned himself a place of respect within the squad.
His name has often been linked with a move to the Premier League, yet he has stayed put at Blackburn. As an impressive standout player during their inaugural season in the Championship, he helped them secure promotion to the top tier of English football.
Though injuries have hindered his progress, there can be no doubt that he is one of the most promising young players in the Championship. Indeed, he was named the club's young player of the year for 2017-18 season.
Head coach Jon Dahl Tomasson has provided an injury update for Blackburn Rovers' Championship clash against Sheffield United. The manager confirmed Brereton Diaz is ready to return after missing the last two games with a hamstring injury, while Joe Rankin-Costello and Sam Gallagher have recovered from their knocks against Leicester City.
Brereton Diaz, 22, has been linked with several La Liga clubs since joining Blackburn at Ewood Park; however it appears he will stay put for now. With 17 caps for Chile and four goals this season under his belt, the 22-year-old is focused on helping his club gain promotion from the Championship.
He is expected to represent Chile at the 2021 Copa America. However, he is under contract with his current club until 2020 and could potentially seek new opportunities during that time.
Ben Brereton Diaz is currently on loan at Championship side Blackburn Rovers, having previously played for Nottingham Forest. Though he has yet to make his senior debut for the club, he has made quite an impression in the league, scoring nine times this season and earning 17 caps for Chile.
His injury has hindered his performances in the Championship, but he's expected to play against Coventry City at Ewood Park this weekend as Tony Mowbray's side strive to close their gap on sixth place to just three points.
Brereton Diaz's absence has been a major setback for the Lancashire side, who have won just two of their last seven league matches without him. This has severely hindered their chances of catching leaders Burnley who currently lead by five points.
He's expected to join long-term absentee Bradley Dack in the squad for this game, with both men charged with finding form after Brereton's injury and providing goal threat for a Blackburn side that is without several key players.
Both teams face an uphill battle on Saturday, and the scoreline could well reflect that - especially if Rovers continue their goal-scoring woes - but this crucial match for both sides has the potential to have a major influence on the outcome of the season. It promises to be an intensely fought contest with huge implications for both sides' fortunes.