But if you thought that would have manager Neil Lennon cursing his luck and feeling all doom and gloom about his predicament, then you couldn't be more wrong. In fact, the mad little Northern Irishman today revealed he wants Wanderers to go 'the rest of the season unbeaten.' Righto - gotta love him!
The Whites' unbeaten run begins tonight at Ewood Park, three days on from Blackburn's plucky 0-0 draw at Liverpool Yeah, whatever, stop copying us. And Wanderers will be hoping Sunday's exertions will have the same effect on Rovers as it did on us last month. A 0-4 demolition would be delightful.
Lennon has delved into the loan market this week, bringing in Paddy McCarthy from Crystal Palace and midfield maestro Giles Coke from Sheffield Wednesday. And the big team news is that both of them start tonight. McCarthy comes in at centre-back alongside Matt Mills and Josh Vela comes in at right-back, while Coke plays alongside Neil Danns in central midfield as Barry Bannan doesn't even make the bench. Emile Heskey comes in to partner Adam Le Fondre up front, with Liam Feeney and Saidy Janko on the flanks. Andy Lonergan and Craig Davies make very welcome returns to the Wanderers bench.
For the hosts, Jordan Rhodes returns to the starting lineup despite rumours about him leaving the club on loan, and he's supported by Chris Brown, who I've never heard of and has no goals in 12 appearances for Rovers. Uh oh...Horrible Jonny Evans' brother Corey starts in midfield and Ben Marshall and Craig Conway will offer threat in the wide areas.
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Substitutes: Simon Eastwood, Tommy Spurr, Dean Williamson, Chris Taylor, Yann Songo'o, Darragh Lenihan, Rudy Gestede
|Adam Le Fondre
Substitutes: Andy Lonergan, Dean Moxey, Rob Hall, Liam Trotter, Eidur Gudjohnsen, Tom Walker