Club guide: Blackburn Rovers
Saturday 14 August 2010
Sack Race: 14-1
H Fernandez (Union Deportiva Cornella, nominal), M B Diouf (Manchester United, loan)
total spent: £0m
A Haworth (Bury, free), S Reid (WBA, free)
total made: £0m
Player to watch
Phil Jones. Any young English player making his way in the Premier League is worth keeping an eye on, although Blackburn must hope the promising defender does well without attracting offers they cannot refuse.
David Dunn, with nine goals from midfield, was top scorer last season, despite playing only half the games. Will Mame Diouf on loan from Manchester United be able to improve on that?
Sam Allardyce will put stylistic considerations to one side and enjoy discomfiting soft southerners as well as taking on Lancashire all-comers..
Story of the summer
Big Sam’s globetrotters took in games in Austria, Australia and Scotland in pre-season, travelling more than 23,000 miles. A lack of action in the transfer market has not given the Rovers faithful much hope for improvement.
Last season 10th
Comfortable all season, then sneaked into top 10 at the end.
This season 12th
Last season’s overachievement will be hard to maintain.
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