BENJANI SIGNS NEW DEAL

  • Posted on: 27 June 2011
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Blackburn striker Benjani has signed a new deal with the club after his contract expired. The 32-year-old scored only three Premier League goals for Rovers last season and his contract has expired.

But the former Zimbabwe international revealed he has been offered a new 12-month deal by Rovers boss Steve Kean.

He told the Lancashire Telegraph: "Yes, I will be back at Blackburn again next season."

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NELSON RULED OUT

  • Posted on: 30 May 2011
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Blackburn Rovers defender Ryan Nelsen will miss the rest of the season due to injury thus giving a major blow to their survival hopes.

The New Zealand international was forced off in Rovers' 1-1 draw with Birmingham at the weekend and underwent surgery on Monday.

Blackburn are currently three points above the relegation zone in 15th place and Nelsen’s partnership with Christopher Samba in the centre of defence formed the basis of the side's security, but now boss Steve Kean will be shorn of one half of his pairing.

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NELSEN ALLOWED TO RETURN HOME

  • Posted on: 4 April 2011
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Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean has said that Ryan Nelsen will be allowed to return home after his country's terrible earthquake.

Nelsen will miss next weekend’s match against Fulham anyway after being sent off against Aston Villa and Kean revealed he had already discussed the defender flying home.

"I've already said to Ryan that if he wants to go back to let me know,” he told the club’s official website.

“The good thing for him is that all of his family are okay, he's on the phone to them supporting them through this difficult time.”

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ABERDEEN COMPLETE LOWE SIGNING

  • Posted on: 30 January 2011
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Aberdeen have completed the signing of Blackburn Rovers midfielder Jason Lowe in the transfer window. Lowe will feature for Blackburn in their FA Cup fourth-round tie against Aston Villa on Saturday before heading north to complete the deal.

The 19-year-old has played twice for the Rovers first-team this season and is an England Under-19 international.

The central midfielder will join Ewood team-mate Nick Blackman at Pittodrie as Craig Brown restructures the Dons.

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BLACKMAN JOINS ABERDEEN

  • Posted on: 14 January 2011
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Aberdeen have finally completed the signing of Blackburn Rovers striker Nick Blackman on a loan deal till the end of the season. The forward spent the first half of the season with Motherwell, scoring 10 goals, and has just agreed a new two-and-a-half year contract at Ewood Park.

The Dons have also signed Robert Milsom until the end of the season, following the midfielder's release from Fulham.

The 24-year-old spent 12 years with the Craven Cottage outfit but made just two first team appearances as a substitute.

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KEAN WANTS SAMBA STAY

  • Posted on: 31 December 2010
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Steve Kean has said that that he wants Christopher Samba to stay at the club who instead of leaving. Kean notched his first victory as Rovers boss at West Brom and was also buoyed by Samba's apparent U-turn.

"I am delighted to say he [Samba] does not want to hand in that transfer request," Keane said after the 3-1 win.

"Christopher might have been misquoted. He assured me he never said he wanted to leave."

Kean had previously said Samba wanted to leave Blackburn, also stripping the player of the captaincy.

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DIOUF PRAISES ALLARDYCE

  • Posted on: 12 December 2010
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El-Hadji Diouf has praised the Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce by saying he will be very hard to replace. Blackburn star Diouf returns to the Reebok Stadium alongside Allardyce as Rovers look to leapfrog their neighbours in the Premier League table on Sunday.

The pair helped Wanderers finish regularly in the top eight and brought European football to the club for the first time.

Now Owen Coyle has led unfancied Bolton to a fantastic start to the season which has left some fans dreaming of Europa League qualification.

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NEW OWNERS GIVE BACKING

  • Posted on: 1 December 2010
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Blackburn's new owners have given the backing for Sam Allardyce. The Rao family completed their £43m takeover of Rovers through their newly formed company, Venky's London Limited, on 19 October.

"We want results and Sam has taken up the challenge. He deserves a chance," Venky's chairman Anuradha Desai said.

The Rao family have vowed to preserve the traditions of the Ewood Park club and to build upon the legacy left by previous owner Jack Walker.

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SAM KEEPING AN EYE ON JONES

  • Posted on: 28 September 2010
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Blackburn Rovers boss Sam Allardyce says that he is keeping an eye on young star Phil Jones so that he doesn't get carried away. The 18-year-old, who came up through the youth ranks at Blackburn Rovers, was 'outstanding' for the Young Lions this month.

He also impressed in central midfield for Rovers in their last two games against Manchester City and Fulham. But while delighted with the youngster's achievements, Allardyce does not want to see him lose focus.

BENJANI TARGETS FITNESS BOOST

  • Posted on: 13 September 2010
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Blackburn Rovers striker Benjani is keen to hand Sam Allardyce a major fitness boost. Benjani, 32, who was a free agent after being released by Manchester City, had to allay concerns over a knee problem suffered during a spell at Portsmouth.

He told BBC Radio Lancashire: "I didn't have any problem proving my fitness.

"I'm happy here - I hope to score goals and if I'm fit I know I will have to fight for my place."

He added: "The Premier League is the best league in the world and I always wanted to stay here.

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