Blackburn missed a great opportunity to improve their league standing after only managing a 0-0 draw with Huddersfield Town during the weekend. They, however, could have taken three points had it not been for the missed penalty by striker Jordan Rhodes. The club record signing has been one of the best players in the Championship since his £ 8 million move. This even led to links with Newcastle United and other Premier League clubs in the summer. Blackburn, though, persuaded Rhodes to stay at Ewood Park despite being in the Championship.
Blackburn Rovers’ hopes of achieving automatic promotion back to the Premier League appears to be fading off after the team suffered a 3-2 defeat against Derby County in the latest Championship round of fixtures. Blackburn came into the match after having taken two wins from the last four matches while they have also suffered two defeats from the other two. Manager Gary Bowyer was looking to improve the inconsistency in terms of results, but there was more of the same after this latest defeat. Ben Marshall helped Blackburn opened the scoring after just a minute on the clock.
Mark Hughes, who played for Blackburn Rovers for a couple of years from 2000 to 2002 and managed them as well for a while, is of the opinion that the Riversiders have every chance of making it to the English top tier in the upcoming season if they don’t have as many injury issues as they had during their campaign in 2013-14.
Hughes’ team Stoke City had travelled to the Ewood Park last weekend to play a pre-season match against the home side.
Both the teams scored a goal each and the match was a draw.
The Blackburn Rovers have released Dickson Etuhu. The Nigerian’s contract was actually a couple of years away from being expired, but, he himself also wanted to leave which paved the way for the termination of the contract.
Etuhu had signed for the Rovers at the start of the 2012-13 Season after leaving Fulham. He had been brought to the Ewood Park with big expectations, but, he couldn’t live up to it. He was hit by quite a few injures during his tenure which limited his no. of appearances to 24 only in two seasons.