Championship

Harrison Reed gives Blackburn timely boost

Harrison Reed gives Blackburn timely boost

Blackburn Rovers defeated Leeds United at the weekend and kept their own promotion chase going.

The victory took the Ewood Park outfit just outside the playoff spots, with their goal difference just slightly worse than the likes of Norwich City and Derby County.

Tony Mowbray’s side will now look ahead to Tuesday night, where they will make the trip to Wales and face Swansea City as they look to keep in the Championship promotion race.

And, it appears that they may have received an encouraging update about the fitness of one of their key men for the away fixture.

According to the Lancashire Telegraph, Harrison Reed could be fit and available for the game, despite having to be withdrawn in their win over Leeds.

The Southampton loanee had to be replaced with just over 20 minutes left but Mowbray has revealed that he will train on Monday and will assess him on Tuesday.

“He’s going to train today,” he told the Lancashire Telegraph.

“Harrison Reed, his personality and character he wants to do really well and has bought in to this group and squad of players.

“He’s enjoying his football, he’s part and parcel of what this group do.

“He had a bit of soreness but from the effort he puts in and the yardage he covers in games, he just tightened up a little bit.

“Over the weekend it’s relaxed and settled down and he feels fine.

“We’ll see how he is on Tuesday morning.”

The Verdict:

Reed has been impressive for Blackburn this season and they will be pleased that he has managed to return to training straight away.

The Southampton loanee has excelled for the Ewood Park outfit and has started their last five matches in the Championship on the right side of the midfield.

The 23-year-old has one goal and one assist to his name so far this season, however, his overall play for the team has been impressive and he gives Rovers an excellent chance of picking up three points when he is involved.

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