The match will feature at least two Aussies in Tim Cahill and Vince Grella whilst Grella’s Rovers teammate Brett Emerton is under an injury cloud.
Richard Garcia (Hull City – English Premier League) 19th versus Birmingham City 9th away. Not in squad for last match, a 4-1 loss to Burnley last weekend. Three starts and two substitute appearances in previous five games.
Brett Emerton (Blackburn Rovers – English Premier League) 11th versus Everton 8th at home. Played 45 minutes in scoreless draw with Manchester United on Sunday. Has made three substitute appearances and one start in past five outings.
Vince Grella (Blackburn Rovers – English Premier League) 11th versus Everton 8th at home. Full 90 minutes in 0-0 draw with Manchester United last weekend after coming on as a sub in scoreless draw with Portsmouth the week before following injury.
Mark Schwarzer (Fulham – English Premier League) 12th versus Wolves 14th at home. Played a full 90 minutes in goals as Fulham frustrated Liverpool into a 0-0 draw on Sunday. Has started all but one league game this season.
Adam Federici (Reading – English Championship) 11th versus Peterborough United 24th at home. Full game in goals in 2-1 home loss to Newcastle United on Tuesday. Has started all 42 league games this term.
Scott McDonald (Middlesbrough – English Championship) 8th versus West Brom 2nd away. Scored in 1-0 home win over Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday. One sub appearance and one start since returning from injury. Scored two starts back in draw with Crystal Palace.
Brad Jones (Middlesbrough – English Championship) 8th versus West Brom 2nd away. Full stint with the gloves against Sheffield Wednesday at Riverside last weekend. Started last five games in goals prior.