Emerton : Grella Will Be Big Hit
Blackburn Rovers' Australian midfielder Brett Emerton has every confidence in Vince Grella to make a big impact at Ewood Park.
Twenty-eight-year-old Grella made his Rovers debut in the frankly unlucky 4-1 defeat at West Ham at the weekend, where Rovers were shafted by the linesman and the ref. Grella himself looked steady but looked a little short of match fitness.
But Emerton is backing his Socceroos team-mate to do the business in the long run for the mighty Blue and Whites.
Emo told the Lancashire Evening Telegraph: 'Vince is a fantastic player, I've played with him since I was quite young.
'He's more of a defensive minded midfielder, but he's going to be another great asset to this team.
'He doesn't necessarily get beyond the ball, but what he does he does very well.
'We need those types of players within this team as well as our attacking flair and I think he'll fit in well.'
Whilst he looked shattered at half time, Grella showed he has the abilities to make the role his own.