Three Blackburn players diagnosed with swine flu

Swine flu has been diagnosed in three Blackburn players and two members of the Premier League’s staff.

The club did not identify the affected players on Monday, but manager Sam Allardyce had said on Sunday that midfielder David Dunn and defender Christopher Samba were sick with “a virus.”

Blackburn says that Tuesday’s League Cup match against League Championship side Peterborough will go ahead.