Rovers boss pleased with Corry Evans Return

Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has taken the positives out of his side’s 3-1 defeat at the hands of Doncaster Rovers. Northern Irishman Corry Evans played the full 90 minutes of the Rovers loss, and Mowbray is pleased that the 27-year-old has got some valuable playing time under his belt.

Evans has been suffering from a persistent groin problem, and this saw him restricted to just 19 appearances in the Rovers shirt last season. The versatile midfielder has taken part in all three games for the League One club this term including the Carabao Cup win at Coventry, but Mowbray insists that he will not play Evans in every game as the risk of injury still exists. Continue reading Rovers boss pleased with Corry Evans Return


League One side Blackburn Rovers started the new season on a not-so-good note as they lost 2-1 to Southend United on Saturday. Rovers lost away as goals from Ryan Leonard and Michael Kightly gave the hosts the edge before Charlie Mulgrew could pull one back.

Leonard had gone close in the 13th minute but keeper David Raya stopped his drive. Another Southend attack in the first half ended with Simon Cox sending his effort over the bar after latching onto a Jermaine McGlashan cross. Continue reading ROVERS LOSE OPENING GAME

In Demand

If you have been hearing about Blackburn Rovers it is mainly in the context of the players who are considered assets for the team. At a time when the new season has begun and players are being shuffled, loaned and bid for by the different teams, Blackburn Rovers have talented players like Grant Hanley who is being looked at for signs by Newcastle United.

It is said that Rovers has been contacted by Newcastle and they have expressed their wish to add Hanley to their team. This is being proposed so that the new team could be formed by this month and the ranks can be built up for the new season’s performances.

Grant Hanley has been in the news as the center back player of considerable skills. With Newcastle United is looking to pick him up, there is much being discussed about him and how he would contribute to the new team. The player is a Sot International player, but he would definitely help to strengthen the defense of the team. With Fabricio having exited from the team, there is a position that needs to be filled.

While there are players from the lower ranks who can act as a substitute, getting fresh blood infused in the ranks would help to build the competition within the ranks and better the performance of the team in general. Newcastle launched a query for the player who is 24 years of age. The player is from Dumfries and is 6ft 3 in. The club feels that the player is open to the idea of moving to St James Park to stay. If the deal is pulled off the club would have another leader in their ranks as Hanley has been a skipper with Blackburn and has much experience in his games.