Rovers striker Brown is a perfect foil, says Davidson

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NEW striker Chris Brown has been backed to be a big hit at Blackburn Rovers.

That is the view of former Rovers defender Callum Davidson who played with the 6ft 3in targetman at Preston North End.

Davidson has followed Brown’s career since he left Deepdale in July 2011 and believes, now that he is over the injury problems that troubled him earlier in his career, he is fulfilling the potential he first showed as a youngster at Sunderland.

And the fact that Rovers got the 29-year-old on a free transfer, following Doncaster’s relegation from the Championship, makes it an even better bit of business for Davidson.

“Chris is an excellent player,” said the former Scotland international, who made 78 appearances for Rovers between 1998 and 2000.

“He’s a big guy but he’s strong with his feet on the ground. His movement is also good.

“He’s a talented player who was unlucky with injuries at Preston. He had a fair few wee niggles but you could see the potential was there.

“It looks like he’s started to live up to that potential and I think it’s a fantastic buy for Blackburn, especially as it’s a free.

“I’ve watched Blackburn a few times and I think he’ll be great for them, especially at home when they should be looking to play with a high tempo.

“He’s also a fantastic lad in the dressing room.”

Brown faces a fight to break into Rovers’ first team after Rudy Gestede firmly established himself as Jordan Rhodes’ strike partner last season.

Davidson, however, has no doubts Brown could also act as the perfect foil to the prolific Rhodes.

“I know they have got other options up there but I can see him playing really well with Jordan Rhodes,” said the 38-year-old, who is now the assistant manager of Scottish Cup champions St Johnstone.

“Chris will bring him into the play as he’s excellent at linking play up and dropping deep into the hole.

“But first and foremost he works extremely hard and always puts a shift in for the team.”

There has been fresh speculation, meanwhile, over the offer of a new contract for Rhodes.

The 24-year-old has three years remaining on his five-year deal but it is understood talks over fresh terms are taking place.

Meanwhile, Rovers have confirmed their new home kit will go on sale on at 9am on Thursday, July 17.

A date for the club’s new away kit has yet to be confirmed.

Rovers’ home clash with Derby County, meanwhile, has been put back 24 hours and will now go ahead on Wednesday, September 17 (7.45pm).

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9:23am Thu 10 Jul 14

I am the voice of my own god says...

Quote GB "something to prove, hungry, something to prove , hungry" repeat and insert 7 times in every conversation Gary has......."deluded, laughing stock, circus, clowns, botch it and leg it" quotes that EVERYBODY thinks of when they hear about Blackburn Rovers.
Quote GB "something to prove, hungry, something to prove , hungry" repeat and insert 7 times in every conversation Gary has......."deluded, laughing stock, circus, clowns, botch it and leg it" quotes that EVERYBODY thinks of when they hear about Blackburn Rovers. I am the voice of my own god
  • Score: -24

9:36am Thu 10 Jul 14

BigOrra says...

I am the voice of my own god wrote:
Quote GB "something to prove, hungry, something to prove , hungry" repeat and insert 7 times in every conversation Gary has......."deluded, laughing stock, circus, clowns, botch it and leg it" quotes that EVERYBODY thinks of when they hear about Blackburn Rovers.
You are the voice of your own backside
[quote][p][bold]I am the voice of my own god[/bold] wrote: Quote GB "something to prove, hungry, something to prove , hungry" repeat and insert 7 times in every conversation Gary has......."deluded, laughing stock, circus, clowns, botch it and leg it" quotes that EVERYBODY thinks of when they hear about Blackburn Rovers.[/p][/quote]You are the voice of your own backside BigOrra
  • Score: 35

9:42am Thu 10 Jul 14

Reg Rover says...

WHY IS KEAN ON THE ROVERS OFFICIAL WEBSITE

Why oh why is the awful Steve Kean still featured on Blackburn Rovers official website?
This is the man (pic above) who ruined Blackburn Rovers.
This is the man who lied and cheated the club.
This is the man who allegedly, helped Jerome Anderson flood the club with overpriced, over paid below standard players. Of whom Rovers are still trying to get rid of today.
This is the man who successfully sued Venky’s of London Limited for £1.3 Million for constructive dismissal.
This is the man who with the help of Jerome Anderson made Blackburn Rovers the laughing stock of the football world.
This is the man responsible for Rovers being relegated from the Premiership.
No! I am sorry Rovers you have got this one badly wrong.
Ok! Season ticket sales are up by 30%. That is mainly due to having a decent honest manager at long last.
If Rovers want to continue building bridges they must remove all trace of the awful Kean (the man who cannot win football matches) from the club.
I am surprised at an experienced operator such as Managing Director Derek Shaw, allowing a profile of Kean to be on the Rovers official website. And whatever new Director of Communications, Alan Myres is thinking goodness only knows.
I thought these two experienced operators and decent men would have known better.
Do they not realise the anger still felt about the awful Kean amongst Rovers supporters.
I presume they read their own website.
If Rovers want to increase that 30% rise in season tickets, get rid of Kean from your website today.
Reg.
www.regoftherovers.c
o.uk
WHY IS KEAN ON THE ROVERS OFFICIAL WEBSITE Why oh why is the awful Steve Kean still featured on Blackburn Rovers official website? This is the man (pic above) who ruined Blackburn Rovers. This is the man who lied and cheated the club. This is the man who allegedly, helped Jerome Anderson flood the club with overpriced, over paid below standard players. Of whom Rovers are still trying to get rid of today. This is the man who successfully sued Venky’s of London Limited for £1.3 Million for constructive dismissal. This is the man who with the help of Jerome Anderson made Blackburn Rovers the laughing stock of the football world. This is the man responsible for Rovers being relegated from the Premiership. No! I am sorry Rovers you have got this one badly wrong. Ok! Season ticket sales are up by 30%. That is mainly due to having a decent honest manager at long last. If Rovers want to continue building bridges they must remove all trace of the awful Kean (the man who cannot win football matches) from the club. I am surprised at an experienced operator such as Managing Director Derek Shaw, allowing a profile of Kean to be on the Rovers official website. And whatever new Director of Communications, Alan Myres is thinking goodness only knows. I thought these two experienced operators and decent men would have known better. Do they not realise the anger still felt about the awful Kean amongst Rovers supporters. I presume they read their own website. If Rovers want to increase that 30% rise in season tickets, get rid of Kean from your website today. Reg. www.regoftherovers.c o.uk Reg Rover
  • Score: 17

10:21am Thu 10 Jul 14

dangerous dave says...

Reg Rover wrote:
WHY IS KEAN ON THE ROVERS OFFICIAL WEBSITE

Why oh why is the awful Steve Kean still featured on Blackburn Rovers official website?
This is the man (pic above) who ruined Blackburn Rovers.
This is the man who lied and cheated the club.
This is the man who allegedly, helped Jerome Anderson flood the club with overpriced, over paid below standard players. Of whom Rovers are still trying to get rid of today.
This is the man who successfully sued Venky’s of London Limited for £1.3 Million for constructive dismissal.
This is the man who with the help of Jerome Anderson made Blackburn Rovers the laughing stock of the football world.
This is the man responsible for Rovers being relegated from the Premiership.
No! I am sorry Rovers you have got this one badly wrong.
Ok! Season ticket sales are up by 30%. That is mainly due to having a decent honest manager at long last.
If Rovers want to continue building bridges they must remove all trace of the awful Kean (the man who cannot win football matches) from the club.
I am surprised at an experienced operator such as Managing Director Derek Shaw, allowing a profile of Kean to be on the Rovers official website. And whatever new Director of Communications, Alan Myres is thinking goodness only knows.
I thought these two experienced operators and decent men would have known better.
Do they not realise the anger still felt about the awful Kean amongst Rovers supporters.
I presume they read their own website.
If Rovers want to increase that 30% rise in season tickets, get rid of Kean from your website today.
Reg.
www.regoftherovers.c

o.uk
experienced operators - ah well their just cowboys and indians - and as for Davidsons comments all mates in the same 'p-ss pot'
[quote][p][bold]Reg Rover[/bold] wrote: WHY IS KEAN ON THE ROVERS OFFICIAL WEBSITE Why oh why is the awful Steve Kean still featured on Blackburn Rovers official website? This is the man (pic above) who ruined Blackburn Rovers. This is the man who lied and cheated the club. This is the man who allegedly, helped Jerome Anderson flood the club with overpriced, over paid below standard players. Of whom Rovers are still trying to get rid of today. This is the man who successfully sued Venky’s of London Limited for £1.3 Million for constructive dismissal. This is the man who with the help of Jerome Anderson made Blackburn Rovers the laughing stock of the football world. This is the man responsible for Rovers being relegated from the Premiership. No! I am sorry Rovers you have got this one badly wrong. Ok! Season ticket sales are up by 30%. That is mainly due to having a decent honest manager at long last. If Rovers want to continue building bridges they must remove all trace of the awful Kean (the man who cannot win football matches) from the club. I am surprised at an experienced operator such as Managing Director Derek Shaw, allowing a profile of Kean to be on the Rovers official website. And whatever new Director of Communications, Alan Myres is thinking goodness only knows. I thought these two experienced operators and decent men would have known better. Do they not realise the anger still felt about the awful Kean amongst Rovers supporters. I presume they read their own website. If Rovers want to increase that 30% rise in season tickets, get rid of Kean from your website today. Reg. www.regoftherovers.c o.uk[/p][/quote]experienced operators - ah well their just cowboys and indians - and as for Davidsons comments all mates in the same 'p-ss pot' dangerous dave
  • Score: -6

10:31am Thu 10 Jul 14

forever blue and white says...

Reg and DD are talking to each other. I am just going over Barton Bridge. Should I jump? I can't take two lots of depression at the same time.
Reg and DD are talking to each other. I am just going over Barton Bridge. Should I jump? I can't take two lots of depression at the same time. forever blue and white
  • Score: 7

10:57am Thu 10 Jul 14

digitusjonfred says...

I am the voice of my own god wrote:
Quote GB "something to prove, hungry, something to prove , hungry" repeat and insert 7 times in every conversation Gary has......."deluded, laughing stock, circus, clowns, botch it and leg it" quotes that EVERYBODY thinks of when they hear about Blackburn Rovers.
burnley,s new theme song for 2015... Elvis,s WAY DOWN listen to the words !!
[quote][p][bold]I am the voice of my own god[/bold] wrote: Quote GB "something to prove, hungry, something to prove , hungry" repeat and insert 7 times in every conversation Gary has......."deluded, laughing stock, circus, clowns, botch it and leg it" quotes that EVERYBODY thinks of when they hear about Blackburn Rovers.[/p][/quote]burnley,s new theme song for 2015... Elvis,s WAY DOWN listen to the words !! digitusjonfred
  • Score: 6

12:00pm Thu 10 Jul 14

hasslem hasslem says...

forever blue and white wrote:
Reg and DD are talking to each other. I am just going over Barton Bridge. Should I jump? I can't take two lots of depression at the same time.
Aaarrgh!

i spent a fortnight in Reg's company one afternoon.

DD makes Jack Dee seem the happiest man in the world.
[quote][p][bold]forever blue and white[/bold] wrote: Reg and DD are talking to each other. I am just going over Barton Bridge. Should I jump? I can't take two lots of depression at the same time.[/p][/quote]Aaarrgh! i spent a fortnight in Reg's company one afternoon. DD makes Jack Dee seem the happiest man in the world. hasslem hasslem
  • Score: 5

12:14pm Thu 10 Jul 14

studentrover1995 says...

I am the voice of my own god wrote:
Quote GB "something to prove, hungry, something to prove , hungry" repeat and insert 7 times in every conversation Gary has......."deluded, laughing stock, circus, clowns, botch it and leg it" quotes that EVERYBODY thinks of when they hear about Blackburn Rovers.
And what do people think of when they hear about Burnley? When it comes to teams that have been in the Premier League, you are in the same category as Oldham, Swindon, Barnsley, and Sheffield United - teams nobody actually cares were in the Premier League. We however, are thought of in the greatest category in English football - Premier League winners.
[quote][p][bold]I am the voice of my own god[/bold] wrote: Quote GB "something to prove, hungry, something to prove , hungry" repeat and insert 7 times in every conversation Gary has......."deluded, laughing stock, circus, clowns, botch it and leg it" quotes that EVERYBODY thinks of when they hear about Blackburn Rovers.[/p][/quote]And what do people think of when they hear about Burnley? When it comes to teams that have been in the Premier League, you are in the same category as Oldham, Swindon, Barnsley, and Sheffield United - teams nobody actually cares were in the Premier League. We however, are thought of in the greatest category in English football - Premier League winners. studentrover1995
  • Score: 12

12:32pm Thu 10 Jul 14

oakdale blue 1875 says...

Reg Rover wrote:
WHY IS KEAN ON THE ROVERS OFFICIAL WEBSITE

Why oh why is the awful Steve Kean still featured on Blackburn Rovers official website?
This is the man (pic above) who ruined Blackburn Rovers.
This is the man who lied and cheated the club.
This is the man who allegedly, helped Jerome Anderson flood the club with overpriced, over paid below standard players. Of whom Rovers are still trying to get rid of today.
This is the man who successfully sued Venky’s of London Limited for £1.3 Million for constructive dismissal.
This is the man who with the help of Jerome Anderson made Blackburn Rovers the laughing stock of the football world.
This is the man responsible for Rovers being relegated from the Premiership.
No! I am sorry Rovers you have got this one badly wrong.
Ok! Season ticket sales are up by 30%. That is mainly due to having a decent honest manager at long last.
If Rovers want to continue building bridges they must remove all trace of the awful Kean (the man who cannot win football matches) from the club.
I am surprised at an experienced operator such as Managing Director Derek Shaw, allowing a profile of Kean to be on the Rovers official website. And whatever new Director of Communications, Alan Myres is thinking goodness only knows.
I thought these two experienced operators and decent men would have known better.
Do they not realise the anger still felt about the awful Kean amongst Rovers supporters.
I presume they read their own website.
If Rovers want to increase that 30% rise in season tickets, get rid of Kean from your website today.
Reg.
www.regoftherovers.c

o.uk
Well said that man 100% behind you !
[quote][p][bold]Reg Rover[/bold] wrote: WHY IS KEAN ON THE ROVERS OFFICIAL WEBSITE Why oh why is the awful Steve Kean still featured on Blackburn Rovers official website? This is the man (pic above) who ruined Blackburn Rovers. This is the man who lied and cheated the club. This is the man who allegedly, helped Jerome Anderson flood the club with overpriced, over paid below standard players. Of whom Rovers are still trying to get rid of today. This is the man who successfully sued Venky’s of London Limited for £1.3 Million for constructive dismissal. This is the man who with the help of Jerome Anderson made Blackburn Rovers the laughing stock of the football world. This is the man responsible for Rovers being relegated from the Premiership. No! I am sorry Rovers you have got this one badly wrong. Ok! Season ticket sales are up by 30%. That is mainly due to having a decent honest manager at long last. If Rovers want to continue building bridges they must remove all trace of the awful Kean (the man who cannot win football matches) from the club. I am surprised at an experienced operator such as Managing Director Derek Shaw, allowing a profile of Kean to be on the Rovers official website. And whatever new Director of Communications, Alan Myres is thinking goodness only knows. I thought these two experienced operators and decent men would have known better. Do they not realise the anger still felt about the awful Kean amongst Rovers supporters. I presume they read their own website. If Rovers want to increase that 30% rise in season tickets, get rid of Kean from your website today. Reg. www.regoftherovers.c o.uk[/p][/quote]Well said that man 100% behind you ! oakdale blue 1875
  • Score: 4

1:51pm Thu 10 Jul 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

This Brown fellow Rovers have signed looks like a shrewd acquisition, the guy was free and has just as good a scoring record as Sordell and that guy from middlesborough we are on about signing.
I can't help but be underwhelmed by our signings at Burnley so far, don't get me wrong Sordell is a good steady away championship striker but our signings have to be better if we want to stay in the PL
Burnley should have a do at signing Gestede, if he doesn't mind the step down regarding our facilities.
This Brown fellow Rovers have signed looks like a shrewd acquisition, the guy was free and has just as good a scoring record as Sordell and that guy from middlesborough we are on about signing. I can't help but be underwhelmed by our signings at Burnley so far, don't get me wrong Sordell is a good steady away championship striker but our signings have to be better if we want to stay in the PL Burnley should have a do at signing Gestede, if he doesn't mind the step down regarding our facilities. AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: 2

3:23pm Thu 10 Jul 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
This Brown fellow Rovers have signed looks like a shrewd acquisition, the guy was free and has just as good a scoring record as Sordell and that guy from middlesborough we are on about signing.
I can't help but be underwhelmed by our signings at Burnley so far, don't get me wrong Sordell is a good steady away championship striker but our signings have to be better if we want to stay in the PL
Burnley should have a do at signing Gestede, if he doesn't mind the step down regarding our facilities.
I think you'll probably win the Premier League now you have players like Sordell and thingy. Don't know about the step down in facilities though pal, apparently the players entrance area has been jet washed and some seats have been re-varnished.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: This Brown fellow Rovers have signed looks like a shrewd acquisition, the guy was free and has just as good a scoring record as Sordell and that guy from middlesborough we are on about signing. I can't help but be underwhelmed by our signings at Burnley so far, don't get me wrong Sordell is a good steady away championship striker but our signings have to be better if we want to stay in the PL Burnley should have a do at signing Gestede, if he doesn't mind the step down regarding our facilities.[/p][/quote]I think you'll probably win the Premier League now you have players like Sordell and thingy. Don't know about the step down in facilities though pal, apparently the players entrance area has been jet washed and some seats have been re-varnished. more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: 10

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