Blackburn Rovers boss has no loan plans

BLACKBURN Rovers are not looking to dip into the emergency loan market after boss Steve Kean insisted his squad was strong enough to maintain a Premier League promotion challenge.

The loan market reopens again today for clubs outside the top flight, after a week of inactivity following the close of the transfer window, but Kean is not anticipating on making any immediate moves.

The Rovers manager added 12 players to his squad this summer, with just a handful departing Ewood Park, and he is confident he has assembled a group of players capable of coping with the competitive nature of the Championship.

Rovers have made an unbeaten start to the campaign, with two wins and two draws, and Kean is hopeful his large squad has enough strength in depth to handle the prospect of injuries and suspensions.

Kean said: “There is that market but I think we have enough players in each position to deal with that, although we did have a scare at the weekend with Scott Dann coming off and Gael Givet potentially cracking a bone in his foot.

“We can report Gael is fine and Scott is not going to be a long term absence, and has a really good chance for Bristol City, and we have Colin Kazim making strides as well and I think he will be fit.

“We have good competition for places. We will keep an eye on it if something drastic happens but we have got good quality in the building.”

Portuguese duo Nuno Henrique and Diogo Rosado were added to the squad on deadline day, along with Polish international goalkeeper Grzegorz Sandomierski.

They join the likes of Danny Murphy, Dickson Etuhu, Colin Kazim-Richards, Leon Best and Nuno Gomes to be brought in this summer, with Kean adamant a large squad is necessary.

“We have got plenty of players,” said Kean. “We have 26 players that can train and play, that is a lot of players to select from and we also have academy players that can back that up.

“So if people are challenging and challenging each other, and you play a practice match between yourselves and there are still some left over, that shows we have great depth and I think we are going to need that.

“We saw that on Saturday, in a heartbeat you can lose two players and you need back up. If it was not an international break we could have had another game on Wednesday and be missing Scott and Gael. You are looking to the bench and that is going to happen time and time again.”

Comments (19)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

11:10am Sat 8 Sep 12

ronnie clayton says...

Read to days "scottish sun'" Interesting article about Hendry having to sell his premiership medal and somehow or other Bankrupt or not he managed to buy it back !
Read to days "scottish sun'" Interesting article about Hendry having to sell his premiership medal and somehow or other Bankrupt or not he managed to buy it back ! ronnie clayton
  • Score: 7

11:11am Sat 8 Sep 12

rarubbish says...

I have just read the article on Colin
Hendry in the Scottish Sun.
I can,t believe what a b'stard he is.
Robbing the Venky's is ok but robbing pensioners of their money is lower than Steve Keans belly.
Looks like another scottish thug has joined the club on the scouting side. Turning into a proper little
Scottish tenament louts club.
I have just read the article on Colin Hendry in the Scottish Sun. I can,t believe what a b'stard he is. Robbing the Venky's is ok but robbing pensioners of their money is lower than Steve Keans belly. Looks like another scottish thug has joined the club on the scouting side. Turning into a proper little Scottish tenament louts club. rarubbish
  • Score: 6

11:21am Sat 8 Sep 12

dallydally says...

But we haven't got quality cover for the defence you incredible numpty
But we haven't got quality cover for the defence you incredible numpty dallydally
  • Score: 12

11:39am Sat 8 Sep 12

dangerous dave says...

No comment on Keans remarks re signing loan players weve got enough freebies on big wages but as for Hendry you should read Scootish Sun re his bankruptcy!! He says got his medals back now 'quote' just part of the process!! Does this mean he got them out of the way quick before someone could seaze more of his assets and now that he has only been asked to pay pence in th £ to the poor sods that he owes thousands to he has by some miracle got them back. Just hope someone in authority is watching Hendry's evry move in respect of his income/perks at BR - he should be thoroughly ashamed of himself.
The whole thing smells like the owners of BR and some of theManagement Team so Hendry fits in well with the likes of Kean etc.
OUT WITH KEAN HENDRY AGNEW SINGH VENKYS IN WITH THOUSANDS OF FANS
No comment on Keans remarks re signing loan players weve got enough freebies on big wages but as for Hendry you should read Scootish Sun re his bankruptcy!! He says got his medals back now 'quote' just part of the process!! Does this mean he got them out of the way quick before someone could seaze more of his assets and now that he has only been asked to pay pence in th £ to the poor sods that he owes thousands to he has by some miracle got them back. Just hope someone in authority is watching Hendry's evry move in respect of his income/perks at BR - he should be thoroughly ashamed of himself. The whole thing smells like the owners of BR and some of theManagement Team so Hendry fits in well with the likes of Kean etc. OUT WITH KEAN HENDRY AGNEW SINGH VENKYS IN WITH THOUSANDS OF FANS dangerous dave
  • Score: 10

11:40am Sat 8 Sep 12

ronnie clayton says...

rarubbish ,
read the whole story google www.colinhendrylies.
com
rarubbish , read the whole story google www.colinhendrylies. com ronnie clayton
  • Score: 2

11:55am Sat 8 Sep 12

whappen says...

rarubbish wrote:
I have just read the article on Colin Hendry in the Scottish Sun. I can,t believe what a b'stard he is. Robbing the Venky's is ok but robbing pensioners of their money is lower than Steve Keans belly. Looks like another scottish thug has joined the club on the scouting side. Turning into a proper little Scottish tenament louts club.
This particular piece is too short to be able to draw such a d@mning conclusion.

There's been plenty of articles written about what's gone on which put a lot more meat on the bones.

I am not trying to be an apologist for CH but the sequence of events leading up to the bankruptcy doesn't seem unusual given the starting point.

I wouldn't know how the bankruptcy works now he is solvent again; he may not be able to favour one of his unsecured creditors over another, even if he wanted to.

However, I can't disagree his reported behaviour and the lack of remorse shown has been, at best, distasteful.
[quote][p][bold]rarubbish[/bold] wrote: I have just read the article on Colin Hendry in the Scottish Sun. I can,t believe what a b'stard he is. Robbing the Venky's is ok but robbing pensioners of their money is lower than Steve Keans belly. Looks like another scottish thug has joined the club on the scouting side. Turning into a proper little Scottish tenament louts club.[/p][/quote]This particular piece is too short to be able to draw such a d@mning conclusion. There's been plenty of articles written about what's gone on which put a lot more meat on the bones. I am not trying to be an apologist for CH but the sequence of events leading up to the bankruptcy doesn't seem unusual given the starting point. I wouldn't know how the bankruptcy works now he is solvent again; he may not be able to favour one of his unsecured creditors over another, even if he wanted to. However, I can't disagree his reported behaviour and the lack of remorse shown has been, at best, distasteful. whappen
  • Score: 5

12:07pm Sat 8 Sep 12

rovertakenmb says...

BOOK OUT NOW

Agents, Rovers and Cricket Loving Owners

BUY NOW AT

www.rovertaken.co.uk
BOOK OUT NOW Agents, Rovers and Cricket Loving Owners BUY NOW AT www.rovertaken.co.uk rovertakenmb
  • Score: 5

12:16pm Sat 8 Sep 12

formerover says...

Get down to Blackburn market and see the BRAG stall and give your support, the new book is very good and on sale with loads of other items.
Get down to Blackburn market and see the BRAG stall and give your support, the new book is very good and on sale with loads of other items. formerover
  • Score: 3

12:54pm Sat 8 Sep 12

bburnrover says...

No loan signings my god what are we going to do our midfield and attack are desolate surely he was bringing in another couple of Portugese players to cover these areas?
No loan signings my god what are we going to do our midfield and attack are desolate surely he was bringing in another couple of Portugese players to cover these areas? bburnrover
  • Score: 5

1:01pm Sat 8 Sep 12

stick to football says...

Does Kean know what Shebby is doing though?

What a pity it wasnt an Ewood United set up
Does Kean know what Shebby is doing though? What a pity it wasnt an Ewood United set up stick to football
  • Score: 1

2:56pm Sat 8 Sep 12

madrover says...

can we not get a new manager on loan if only that was possible Kean out w****r Hendry out . Come on venky's get rid of the sweaty socks
can we not get a new manager on loan if only that was possible Kean out w****r Hendry out . Come on venky's get rid of the sweaty socks madrover
  • Score: 1

4:02pm Sat 8 Sep 12

OnePostThenTheOther says...

The genius reflects:
"we did have a scare at the weekend with Scott Dann coming off and Gael Givet potentially cracking a bone in his foot."

Then observes:
"in a heartbeat you can lose two players and you need back up."

Unfortunately, the all important synaptic link is misrouted and instead produces a little bit more dribble:
"I think we have enough players in each position "
He licks the little bit of dribble around his lips.

KEAN OUT
FOOTBALL MANAGER IN.
The genius reflects: "we did have a scare at the weekend with Scott Dann coming off and Gael Givet potentially cracking a bone in his foot." Then observes: "in a heartbeat you can lose two players and you need back up." Unfortunately, the all important synaptic link is misrouted and instead produces a little bit more dribble: "I think we have enough players in each position " He licks the little bit of dribble around his lips. KEAN OUT FOOTBALL MANAGER IN. OnePostThenTheOther
  • Score: 13

9:01pm Sat 8 Sep 12

Harrime says...

dallydally wrote:
But we haven't got quality cover for the defence you incredible numpty
Nope my friend, we just have a distinct lack of quality for this Championship, as will be born-out in coming weeks as we work our way down the table!

Message to numpty (Kean) ... Jones, Samba, Nelsen - you sold it, you and the Venkys and our 'edge' of quality over many Premier League clubs went and with it our status ... our 'cover' is all we've got left and Dann and Hanley (Dewhurst/Broomes/Ta
ylor - mark 2) will never be able to define the word quality - just like you, my dear boy Kean! KEAN OUT!!!
[quote][p][bold]dallydally[/bold] wrote: But we haven't got quality cover for the defence you incredible numpty[/p][/quote]Nope my friend, we just have a distinct lack of quality for this Championship, as will be born-out in coming weeks as we work our way down the table! Message to numpty (Kean) ... Jones, Samba, Nelsen - you sold it, you and the Venkys and our 'edge' of quality over many Premier League clubs went and with it our status ... our 'cover' is all we've got left and Dann and Hanley (Dewhurst/Broomes/Ta ylor - mark 2) will never be able to define the word quality - just like you, my dear boy Kean! KEAN OUT!!! Harrime
  • Score: 4

9:26am Sun 9 Sep 12

roversok says...

ronnie clayton wrote:
rarubbish ,
read the whole story google www.colinhendrylies.

com
CH from hero to less than zero
Just read the story.
My club is going down the pan in more ways than one.
Can someone in the know e-mail this story to the Venky's
[quote][p][bold]ronnie clayton[/bold] wrote: rarubbish , read the whole story google www.colinhendrylies. com[/p][/quote]CH from hero to less than zero Just read the story. My club is going down the pan in more ways than one. Can someone in the know e-mail this story to the Venky's roversok
  • Score: 3

10:42pm Sun 9 Sep 12

merlinrabbit says...

Will he ever realise how downright thick he sounds. One line he's saying we have a strong enough squad and competion for places and the next he's saying it was a square with our two CD being injured. What a prat. As for CH. I read the website and the emails that the robbed couple put on. Utterly criminal. Why else would he get a job for Venkys?
Will he ever realise how downright thick he sounds. One line he's saying we have a strong enough squad and competion for places and the next he's saying it was a square with our two CD being injured. What a prat. As for CH. I read the website and the emails that the robbed couple put on. Utterly criminal. Why else would he get a job for Venkys? merlinrabbit
  • Score: 1

8:36am Mon 10 Sep 12

Rovers 1495 says...

bburnrover wrote:
No loan signings my god what are we going to do our midfield and attack are desolate surely he was bringing in another couple of Portugese players to cover these areas?
He absolutely has to get some strikers in
[quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: No loan signings my god what are we going to do our midfield and attack are desolate surely he was bringing in another couple of Portugese players to cover these areas?[/p][/quote]He absolutely has to get some strikers in Rovers 1495
  • Score: 0

11:47am Mon 10 Sep 12

FannyTickler says...

rarubbish wrote:
I have just read the article on Colin
Hendry in the Scottish Sun.
I can,t believe what a b'stard he is.
Robbing the Venky's is ok but robbing pensioners of their money is lower than Steve Keans belly.
Looks like another scottish thug has joined the club on the scouting side. Turning into a proper little
Scottish tenament louts club.
Colin Hendry is a thieving jock b@stard.
[quote][p][bold]rarubbish[/bold] wrote: I have just read the article on Colin Hendry in the Scottish Sun. I can,t believe what a b'stard he is. Robbing the Venky's is ok but robbing pensioners of their money is lower than Steve Keans belly. Looks like another scottish thug has joined the club on the scouting side. Turning into a proper little Scottish tenament louts club.[/p][/quote]Colin Hendry is a thieving jock b@stard. FannyTickler
  • Score: 0

1:18pm Mon 10 Sep 12

Rovers 1495 says...

You can leave the word 'loan' out of the title
You can leave the word 'loan' out of the title Rovers 1495
  • Score: 0

2:55pm Mon 10 Sep 12

3bricks says...

How the numpty drunken driver can waffle on about a strong squad we have when he decimated and lost two of the best central defenders in the premiership.We are only 5 games off a place in the bottom 10,see what excuses keanocio comes out with then.OUT WITH KEAN OUT WITH VENKYS
How the numpty drunken driver can waffle on about a strong squad we have when he decimated and lost two of the best central defenders in the premiership.We are only 5 games off a place in the bottom 10,see what excuses keanocio comes out with then.OUT WITH KEAN OUT WITH VENKYS 3bricks
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree