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Monday 26 June 2017

Stokes set for return

Anthony Stokes
Anthony Stokes

Forgotten man Anthony Stokes could make a return to action and feature for Blackburn Rovers in their desperate fight against relegation.

The Ireland international has started just two league games for Blackburn since his move last summer and boss Tony Mowbray revealed this week that Stokes had been out of the picture for "personal reasons".

But the striker scored for Rovers' reserve side in midweek and Mowbray has seen enough to add the Dubliner to his squad for tonight's trip to Nottingham Forest.

"I was delighted with him, he showed a real good application to the game," Mowbray said after that reserve game.

"We know he is a very talented boy, and I thought it was good for him to get his boots on and go back out on the grass at Ewood. He hasn't done much training with us, never mind playing games, so that is a positive. He is going to travel with us to Nottingham and let us see whether he gets any involvement."

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