Father Christmas has come early with the news that Rocky is out for the count and won't be turning up for the game on Saturday to deliver a Cruz missile or two. Mind you, Jason Roberts has a pretty good track record against us and will fancy his chances with Upson probably ruled out with his tweaked calf. They will be baying for Neill's blood at Ewood Park of course so the chances are that Roberts will have the opportunity to score from the spot after being wrestled to the ground in the box by Lucash.
I don't do predictions in the week of a game for fear of putting the mockers on the side but I am not filled with confidence after that dreadful performance on Monday. Still no Cole thanks to Attwell so Tristan looks like he might get a walk out. He can't be less effective than Sears I suppose but does anybody really fancy him as a Premiership striker?
Any news on Dyer?