Football - Rovers return for trio

Blackburn boss Michael Appleton will welcome Fabio Nunes, David Dunn and Markus Olsson into his squad for the clash with Brighton.

PA Sport

Experienced midfielder Dunn has been troubled by a persistent calf problems since October, while widemen Nunes and Olsson are back from hamstring injuries.

Josh King is unlikely to be risked in attack as he continues his rehabilitation from a similar complaint.

Midfielder Dickson Etuhu (knee) and right-back Adam Henley (hamstring) remain on the sidelines along with long-term knee injury-victim Leon Best.

Rovers suffered their first defeat in five matches when Appleton began his tenure with a 2-1 defeat on Saturday - their sixth loss in the league at Ewood Park this season.

Brighton were scheduled to face Blackburn on December 22 but the match was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

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