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5 November 2012

Town takes on former Premier League champions

Huddersfield Town is back in League action on Tuesday night when they welcome relegated Premier League outfit Blackburn Rovers to the Stadium; kick-off 7.45pm.

The Terriers returned to winning ways on the weekend and will be looking to break back into the play-off spots with three points on Tuesday night.

After two successive victories Rovers made a poor start to life under new boss Henning Berg on the weekend, losing 2-0 at Crystal Palace

Roger East
Ian Hussin Michael Salisbury
Paul Graham

Blackburn’s last five results

Crystal Palace (Championship) 0-2 (L)
Watford (Championship) 1-0 (W)
Sheffield Wednesday (Championship) 1-0 (W)
Derby (Championship) 1-1 (D)
Wolves (Championship) 0-1 (L)

Town Team News

Town will still be without Jack Hunt, who will serve the final match of his two game suspension on Tuesday night. Doubts still surround the fitness of strike duo Jermaine Beckford and James Vaughan, who both missed the Bristol City match.

Oscar Gobern is a long term absentee as the midfielder recovers from ankle surgery.

Blackburn Team News

Defender Gael Givet (wrist), striker Nuno Gomes and midfielder Jason Lowe (hamstring) missed the defeat against Crystal Palace. David Dunn remains sidelined with a calf injury sustained against Sheffield Wednesday.

Portugal under-21 winger Fabio Nunes is likely to miss the clash with a hamstring injury.

Blackburn Manager Henning Berg

Henning Berg was named the new Blackburn Manager last week ending the long search for Steve Kean’s successor, who resigned in September. 
Born in Eidsvoll, Berg played for Valarenga and Lillestrom before moving to England. 
The 43 year-old Norwegian won the Premier League title as a Blackburn player under Kenny Dalglish in 1995 and played over 300 games for the Lancashire club

Blackburn Transfers 2012/13


Danny Murphy – Fulham – Free transfer
Leon Best – Newcastle - £3m
Nuno Gomes – Braga – Free transfer
Fabio Nunes – Portimonense – Free transfer
Paulo Jorge – Braga – Free transfer
Edinho Junior – Olhanense – Free transfer
Dickson Etuhu – Fulham – Signed
Jordan Rhodes – Huddersfield - £8m
Henrique Goncalves – Acad. Coimbra
Colin Kazim-Richards – Olympiakos - Loan

Yakubu – Guangzhou - £1m
David Hoilett – QPR – Signed
Matthew Pearson – Rochdale – Free transfer
Nick Blackman – Sheffield United – Signed
Mark Bunn – Norwich – Signed
Radosav Petrovic – Genclerbirligi – Signed
Steven Nzonzi – Stoke
Ryan Edwards – Rochdale – Loan
Josh Morris – Rotherham – Loan
Miles Anderson – Aldershot – Loan
David Goodwillie – Crystal Palace – Loan
Micah Evans – Chesterfield – Loan


Vince Grella
Michel Salgado
Zac Aley
Herold Goulon

Key Man – Jordan Rhodes

Former Town hero Jordan Rhodes joined Blackburn in August after scoring 87 goals in 148 games for the Terriers during a three-year period.

Rhodes surged to prominence last season scoring more than 40 goals for both Club and country as Town achieved promotion via the Play-Offs.

The striker began his professional career at Ipswich Town, but only made ten first team appearances before loan spells at Brentford, Rochdale and Oxford helped him gain vital first team experience.

Following Rovers’ victory over Sheffield Wednesday the Scottish international had made ten appearances, scoring three goals – including a brace against Bristol City. The striker also scored on his first start for the Scotland senior side during its 3-1 victory over Australia in August.

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