GIVET REFUTES RUMOURS
Blackburn Rovers defender Gaël Givet has said that the rumours of him refusing to play against Swansea in the Premier league are untrue.
Blackburn Rovers are struggling with relegation this season.
After that two back-to-back wins for Wigan, only four teams are now involved in the relegation fight – Blackburn, Bolton, QPR, and Wolves. It has been rumoured that Gaël Givet failed to turn up for the match against Swansea after saying that he was not in the right frame of mind.
However, the Frenchman has now dismissed allegations that he refused to play against Swansea. This is the second incident of a player refusing to play in the Premier league match after Carlos Tevez did the same earlier in the season.
Blackburn boss Steve Kean has said that Gaël Givet was not in the right frame of mind to play against Swansea. It is understood that Blackburn will be holding an enquiry with Gaël Givet, with possible fine being imposed on the Frenchman.
He could also be banned for the remainder of the Premier league matches. The future of Blackburn in the Premier league looks very bleak, even though they managed two back-to-back wins only a few weeks ago. They are currently 19th in the table with a two-point gap separating them from safety. The latest premier league odds make Blackburn slim favourites to avoid the drop, but they need points rather than the bookies appraisals!
"It was apparent when I spoke to Gaël this morning he wasn't anywhere near in the right frame of mind to play today, whether starting or on the bench. I will speak to him again, and if he is in a better frame of mind then great, but he was nowhere near in the right frame of mind today. I can't get inside somebody's head, I can only say how much we and his team-mates need him," Steve Kean said after loss to Swansea City.