Kean los­ing his de­fence

Midweek Sport - - TV GUIDE -

BLACK­BURN are fac­ing a de­fen­sive cri­sis ahead of the visit of free-scor­ing Manch­ester City.

Rovers boss Steve Kean could be with­out as many as five reg­u­lars when Roberto Mancini’s star-stud­ded squad go to Ewood Park on Satur­day.

Scott Dann is await­ing re­sults of a scan on the knee in­jury he picked up in the 3-1 de­feat to New­cas­tle last time out.

Michel Sal­gado (ham­string) and Gael Givet (leg) are nurs­ing in­juries while Martin Ols­son is banned af­ter his red card on Ty­ne­side.

Kean said: “Play­ers who per­haps haven’t had much of a run this sea­son could get their chance.”

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