Rovers relegation battle confirmed


Super-ambitious Blackburn Rovers became fully involved in the multi-layered EPL relegation battle after requiring a last-gasp equaliser to salvage a point at home to fellow strugglers Blackpool.


Without the 93rd-minute Junior Hoilett strike only goal difference would be keeping Rovers out of the bottom three, although the young Canadian’s heroics haven’t prevented a delay in starting his contract negotiations.


Rovers have made a signing, although it is not the marquee name the club’s owners Venky’s are continuing to pursue. It is, however, the son of Jerome Anderson, the football agent been persistently linked with the Indian firm since their November takeover.


Rovers boss Steve Kean hoped that Rovers fans would make Ewood Park a “fortress.” But he ended the match bemoaning its many refereeing controversies, saying: “In the last couple of matches, we’ve been on the wrong end of decisions that are not normally given. I hope there’s enough time in the season for us to get a couple of (them in our favour).”


20-year-old striker Hoilett’s Ewood contract runs out next year. But Kean claimed that he didn’t want the issue affecting the youngster’s recent good form. He insisted:


“He is a match-winner. What we don’t want to do is get into contract negotiations now and take away from that type of performance.


“Let’s just keep him playing like that and come the end of the season we can sit him down and hopefully sort out a long-term deal for him.”

No such problems for Anderson. Or his agent.

Tags: Blackburn Rovers, EPL, Jerome Anderson, Steve Kean


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