Marshall nearing Rovers return

Blackburn midfielder Ben Marshall is closing in on a first-team return following an ankle injury.

The former Leicester man damaged ligaments in the draw with Derby in January and is now stepping up his return to action and could be back before the end of the campaign.

"I've been training on the grass for a few sessions now, I've been doing a lot of ball work and a lot of running," he told the club's official website.

"I'll continue to work on my fitness this week and be back training next week and go from there.

"It is good, I'm just glad to be out there kicking a ball about again.

"It is nice to be in with a shout of maybe playing some minutes on the field, it's good."