Blackburn Rovers fans' jury
5:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014 in Sport
What areas of the field to do you think Rovers have to try to address in the summer?
GARY Bowyer has done wonders to reduce the age of the squad and increase its quality, yet there’s still work to be done to ensure we are a force in the Championship.
Fully fit, we are strongest on the wings with Craig Conway and Ben Marshall, with good cover in Josh King, Alan Judge and Chris Taylor. I’d look to buy a right back who likes to overlap, a goalkeeper who is not demanding the same wage as Paul Robinson, a central midfielder who will carry the ball and run at people and cover at centre-back.
Two players to scout would be Adam Smith, right back at Bournemouth, and George Saville, a midfielder on loan at Brentford from Chelsea.
I WOULD like to see Rovers get some more big earners off the wage bill and use a small amount of it to invest in the youth programme and lower-division prospects.
There are a lot of good players on our books and only the right back position would be a major problem if everyone was fit.
The current seven-match unbeaten run includes four results against teams higher than us.
I’d like to see this consistency continued and used as a springboard for 2014-15.
This depends on us keeping our best players and building for the future rather than fire-fighting all the time.
If we lost Jordan Rhodes, for example, then we would not achieve top-six status.
The back four lack consistency and an ability to read the game. Priorities would be a new full back and a goalkeeper who is more than a shot-stopper.
As yet the manager has failed to mould the individual players, talented or otherwise, into a real team capable of putting a run of victories together. Hopefully, with time the squad will mature and fulfil its supposed potential.
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