HARWOOD-BELLIS HAS MAN CITY QUALITY – MOWBRAY

Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray is certain that young defender Taylor Harwood-Bellis has the quality to play for the first team at parent club Manchester City.

 

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Mowbrayspoke about Harwood-Bellis in a recent interview with the Lancashire Telegraph amidst the transfer rumours linking him with other clubs.
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BLACKBURN HANDED BIG INJURY BOOST

Blackburn Rovers have been handed a big injury boost ahead of their Championship clash with newly promoted team Coventry City at the weekend with the news that Darragh Lenihancould return from injury to be a part of the game against the Sky Blues.DarraghLenihan has missed the last two Blackburn Rovers games due to a rib injury. The defender took painkillers to enable him return to Blackburn Rovers training on Friday and he is in line to return to the Blackburn Rovers squad for the league game against the Sky Blues. Blackburn Rovers boss Tony Mowbray spoke about Darragh Lenihan in his pre-match presser on Friday ahead of the Coventry City game on Saturday. According to him, Lenihan could feature against the Sky Blues.

The return of the experienced Lenihan to the Blackburn Rovers squadis a big boost for the former Premier League champions in their quest to qualify for a playoff spot at the end of the regular season in the English Championship. Blackburn Rovers have won just three of the 21 games without Lenihansince the start of the 2018/19 Championship season to highlight his importance to the former Premier League champions.Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray was not impressed with his team’s defending in the midweek loss to Watford in the league. The Blackburn Rovers boss had to opt for loanees Taylor Harwood-Bellis and Jarrad Branthwaite at the heart of the defence against the Hornets in the absence of the injured DarraghLenihan.JarradBranthwaite and Taylor Harwood-Bellis have started the last two league matches in the absence of Lenihan.
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BLACKBURN BOSS DELIVERS KEY INJURY UPDATE

Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has given an update on the injury status of important defender Derrick Williams. In his latest update on the injury to Derrick Williams via the Lancashire Telegraph, Tony Mowbray said he doesn’t want to put a timeframe on his comeback.


Republic of Ireland international Derrick Williams had surgery several weeks and it was revealed by Tony Mowbray that the player could miss the rest of the season shortly after undergoing the said injury but the player has stepped up his recovery alongside the Blackburn Rovers medical team to hint that he could return to action before the present season runs out. Derrick Williams would be a free agent in the coming months as his Blackburn Rovers contract expires in the summer. Blackburn Rovers have dealt well with several injuries in their defence this season. Continue reading BLACKBURN BOSS DELIVERS KEY INJURY UPDATE

THE FOUR PLAYERS BLACKBURN ARE LOOKING TO OFFLOAD IN JANUARY

The January transfer window is wide open and teams can now transact and do business with other teams as they plan to reshuffle their different squads ahead of the second half of the season. While some teams are looking to make purchases and additions, others are looking to let go of some fringe players in their squad to give room for arrivals. One of such clubs is Blackburn Rovers.

The club will be looking to make additions but are also planning a mass exodus as they are looking to let go of as many as seven players. The expected departures ara a couple of players who have been deemed surplus to requirements and they feel they need to make way so they can raise more cash and bring in more players that can help then in their Championship play-off push. Continue reading THE FOUR PLAYERS BLACKBURN ARE LOOKING TO OFFLOAD IN JANUARY

INJURY BOOST FOR BLACKBURN AS FOUR PLAYERS NEAR FULL RETURN

 

It seems as though the Christmas celebrations are coming rather early for Blackburn Rovers after it was confirmed that the club would be welcoming as many as four players back to the first team who were all out injured.


The coach would particularly be in high spirits as he will be expecting his quartet of players who would give him more selection headache in their forthcoming fixtures.
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Blackburn Rovers Wins at Last against Coventry

 

After a decent start, Blackburn rovers had lost their winning strike as they had lost 2 of their last three matches and drew one. But at last against Coventry, they came back on the track and bulldozed Coventry City 4-0 to register their 2nd victory of the league. This victory has brought them 10th place in the league table.


A piece of news similarly exciting as the victory of Blackburn Rovers is the scoring of their youngster player Harvey Elliot who produced a beautiful scene of the performance. Due to his extraordinary performance, Rovers went on winning the match with 4 goals. With this victory, they also have improved the goal difference too so that they can get advantages of it at the last lap of the tournament.
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Mowbray speaks on club’s decision to offload Charlie Mulgrew and Danny Graham

 

Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has said that the club had to make a tough decision over the futures of Charlie Mulgrew and Danny Graham. The duo have been a key part of the club’s plans over the past few years, but they have been released at the end of the current season with the club aiming to evolve with newer recruits.


Speaking after the final game of the campaign, he told: “It’s time to move and to create a new team that gets people talking about the team of 2020-21. That’s what football is. It’s not personal at all because I love these guys. Every time I don’t pick a [Charlie] Mulgrew, a Graham or a Smallwood, it hurts because we’ve been on a journey together and they’ve won amazing games. Charlie Mulgrew scored 30 goals across two seasons from centre half, and yet the club has to move on and the team has to evolve. When I sit them in the office and have a chat to them, we’re speaking as friends really, two guys.”
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Blackburn keen to offer contract extension for Graham

 

Blackburn Rovers might be offering Danny Graham an extension as his contract needs better attention. Graham’s contract at Rovers will be soon coming to an end but the doubts regarding his contract still stand. There are two options that they can offer an extension or they can buy another player as a replacement for him. There are many arguments that even though he is an experienced player his better days of playing well is over and it’s better to find an alternative.


With the financial concerns looming over the club,the suggestion to bring a new player seems like a difficult decision. When looking at financially it will be better to offer him an extension with less amount of salary.
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Look at some of the key signings in Blackburn’s recent past

Alan Shearer was an irreplaceable player from Blackburn Rovers. Even though Rovers have brought many players after his departure to Newcastle United everyone failed to create what Shearer has done. He was transferred to his youth club Newcastle United for £15 million. The deal was signed after a lot of speculations, as Manchester United was also interested in him. With his departure, they needed a replacement for the person who has scored 113 goals for the club. In the season where Rovers finished up as the runners up of Premier League, he has scored 31 goals.

Kevin Gallacher was back from his injury which he suffered during the previous tournament which made him miss the campaign. His return along with his partner Sutton was a positive thing for the Rovers. As for the replacement of Shearer, Rovers were looking forward to signing Gabriel Batistuta and PierluigiCasiraghi. These were the best during that time but other than the speculations nothing more happened.
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EVERTON EMERGED IN FRONT FOR MAN CITY DEFENDER

Everton have emerged in the front line to sign Manchester City player Tosin Adarabioyo. Everton are not the only club interested in the player as other EPL sides have also indicated an interest in the player. Wolves, Newcastle United and Leicester City have also registered an interest in the player. The player has declared that he is aware of the interests in him, but he is committed to end the season on a high with Blackburn and by the end of the season he will decide his next move.

Adarabioyo is currently on Loan at Blackburn Rovers, he has helped the sides to touching distance if reaching the play offs at the end of the season. Rovers have 53 points after 37 games. They’re three points behind Preston in 6th place. The club is still hopeful they can make the playoffs. The championship is currently on hold due to the Corona virus breakout. The league is expected to return in May, with the conclusion to run deep into the summer.
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