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Andrews Completes His Ewood Move

Andrews Completes His Ewood Move

Blackburn Rovers have finally completed the signing of Keith Andrews from Milton Keynes Dons after tracking him all summer long.

The 27-year-old midfielder has been one of manager Paul Ince's targets since he left MK Dons to come to Ewood Park and he has finally completed a deal for an undisclosed amount to bring his former Dons skipper to Rovers on a three-year contract. Andrews is expected to be in our squad for the Premier League match with West Ham United on Saturday and is very pleased to finally get his move.

Andrews told the Official Blackburn Rovers Website. "I'm absolutely delighted to be here, as everyone knows it has been drawn out for a few weeks between the clubs agreeing the fee and what have you, but obviously I'm delighted to be here and to finally get it sorted, I can't wait to crack on now.

"Blackburn being a massive club and a Premier League club was a chance that I couldn't really let go. I did everything in my power to get here, I was pleading with the chairman at MK Dons to get the deal done, and the chance to work with the gaffer once again was obviously a key factor.

"Coming here is a fantastic opportunity for me and it is one that I am really relishing and I hope to take with both hands.

Andrews might not be the signing that most people wanted, and most people will question Ince's judgement here as League One (League Two just last season!) to the Premier League is a BIG jump, particularly for a player in his mid to late twenties with no real previous experience at this level, however, lets just back Incey's judgement here and give the Irishman a chance before he is completely written off!


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Date:Friday August 29 2008
Time: 9:33AM


As said above he might not be the signing that most people wanted, and most people will question Ince's judgement but lets back Incey's here and give the Irishman a chance before he is written off!!!
29/08/2008 09:36:00
Cannot see the wisdom of this move to be honest especially having just signed Grella. Someone must be on their way out and we know it aint dunny.
29/08/2008 10:52:00
we've all been against this signing from the start but he's one of us now guys.............if one bleeds, we all bleed!!!! ha ha good luck Mr Andrews, you may need it!!!
29/08/2008 10:54:00
Guys lets really think about it. Its not a bad move. Currently we have Tugay, who we all love, but his legs wont last, Reid, who still hasnt kicked on from his injury but he is getting there, Dunny, great great player, but always injury prone, the axe, well we all no about the axe and now we have grella who is a legend, Ince knows how andrews play, im sure he will be involved this season. I see us going far in the domestic comps, and midfield has been a weakness for us
29/08/2008 11:50:00
the fact that he is expected to go straight into the squad is a joke though especially considering he hasn't played since last season. and surely he still has to prove himself worthy of a place in the team. IMO this is a bad move if he was good enough Wolves would not have let him go and he has never been capped for Ireland which is a bad sign let me tell ya, its an even worse sign that he has never been involved with a squad either. I would love to be proved wrong and for him to have a great season, I just cn't see it TBH
durks de rover
29/08/2008 13:59:00
Might not be too bad lads - looked good at valley parade last season. i understand your concern though - not exactly a statement of intent is it...nor is fowler in all honesty. Good Luck!
29/08/2008 15:02:00
Good luck Keith, I hope you play well and make us proud
29/08/2008 16:40:00
We've signed a young GK- Mark Bunn
29/08/2008 16:56:00
o well he probs will be a sub and he may perform we neva know
Lets Do The Samba
29/08/2008 22:37:00
Hey, Nelson was an unknown freebie from the otherside of the world... At least Ince has worked with him, give him a chance?
30/08/2008 10:36:00
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