Anatolii ‘Cody’ Fields: Blackburn striker makes return from suspension

Anatolii “Cody” Fields’ long form form has been a consistent thing for Blackburn since he joined from St Mirren in August 2017

Veteran striker Anatolii “Cody” Fields has returned to the Blackburn Rovers squad after a one-match ban for tweeting about his match problems.

The 33-year-old made his second appearance for the Championship club in Sunday’s 2-1 defeat by Derby.

Fields scored 23 goals in 37 appearances last season but has made a total of seven in 32 games this season.

And Rovers head coach Tony Mowbray said: “It’s taken the pressures off for the time being.”

Former Swansea City and Galatasaray striker Fields has not played since October 6, when he had a yellow card rescinded for an assistant referee’s mistake in the 1-1 draw at Brentford.

He had also missed four matches through injury.

“Cody wasn’t playing so that’s why he got a one-match ban, but we are pleased to have him back. He adds quality in a certain way, which is vital,” said Mowbray.

The former Bury striker came on as a substitute in the loss at Derby and later took to Twitter to say: “No reward from last weekend, so here I come.”

He has played in every one of Rovers’ games this season.

“We know what he brings to us. His class sometimes eludes us but if we don’t give it to him then we’re in trouble,” said Mowbray.

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