MARK Hughes is hopeful Danny Gabbidon , Akos Buzsaky and Jay Bothroyd will be fit for Saturday's visit to Ewood Park.
The trio missed Saturday's home defeat against Wolves through injury, but are in line to return for the relegation six-pointer against Blackburn.
However, boss Hughes must do without right-back Luke Young, who suffered a hamstring injury in the 2-1 reverse at Loftus Road last weekend.
Heidar Helguson (groin) has failed to recover in time, while DJ Campbell (hamstring) is still sidelined.
Djibril Cisse serves the first of a three-match ban following his red card against Wolves, while Ale Faurlin (knee) is a long-term absentee.
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