Watford v Blackburn Rovers

Last updated : 23 January 2007 By Gary Holmes

Watford manager, Aidy Boothroyd is set to persevere with the same squad that lost to Aston Villa at the weekend.

Will Hoskins who made his debut at Villa Park is expected to start, while Al Bangura and Moses Ashikodi are also pushing for places.

On the injury front Lee Williamson has not recovered from a broken toe picked up whilst with Rotherham United and James Chambers is still ruled out with a gash, both players joining longer term injury victims, Clarke Carlisle and Marlon King on the treatment table.

Blackburn Rovers are expected to retain the majority of the side that continued their recent fine away for by comprehensively defeating Manchester City on Saturday, but Andre Ooijer is a definite non-starter after breaking his leg in the win.

Brett Emerton is likely to take Ooijer's place with Jay McEveley retaining his spot in the left back berth.

Strikers Matt Derbyshire and Paul Gallagher, who have both signed new deals, are pushing for places, but Jason Roberts will not feature as he is still two weeks away from a return after suffering a broken metarsal.