Blackburn v Man City preview

Junior Hoilett should be back for Blackburn after missing the

defeat at Everton with a hamstring problem. Ryan Nelsen and Vince

Grella are injured and Steven Nzonzi serves the last match of a

three-game suspension. Roque Santa Cruz, meanwhile, is unavailable

against his parent club. Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini

could be tempted to name an unchanged line-up against Rovers.

Italian striker Mario Balotelli looks set to retain his place

following the FA Cup semi-final victory over Manchester United as

Carlos Tevez has a hamstring injury. With defender Micah Richards

also absent with a similar problem, Pablo Zabaleta is set to stay

in the team following the Wembley triumph. Rovers (from): Robinson,

Samba, Givet, Olsson, Salgado, J Jones, Emerton, Dunn, P Jones,

Hoilett, Biram Diouf, Bunn, Roberts, Pedersen, Hanley, Kalinic,

Rochina, Formica, Benjani. Man City (from): Hart, Taylor, Richards,

Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Kolarov, Boyata, Wright-Phillips, De

Jong, Y Toure, Vieira, Barry, Silva, Milner, A Johnson, Dzeko,

Balotelli, Razak, McGivern, Guidetti.