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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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Writer: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 29 2008

Time: 9:33AM

Your Comments

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!!!
Walker
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.
roversman
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!!!
mani13963
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
sasman
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
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!
NorthcliffeBandit
Good luck Keith, I hope you play well and make us proud
FreidelNo.1
We've signed a young GK- Mark Bunn
IsraeliRover
o well he probs will be a sub and he may perform we neva know
Lets Do The Samba
Hey, Nelson was an unknown freebie from the otherside of the world... At least Ince has worked with him, give him a chance?
govtpros
Lets give him a chance guys. He is still short of match fitness apparently so will not be starting today for sure.
MikeyGamst
When he played for my team (Hull City), he had the quality to do well in the championship but no legs. Stepping down two leagues from us to MK Dons, he was obviously of a far greater quality then the rest of the team and did well. However, he was mainly sat on our bench and never scored a goal for us. I can't see him doing well in the prem. Bad buy I think but we'll wait and see. He might surprise us all.
tomo27tigers
hopes he will do well nd be the new tugay
Lets Do The Samba
 

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