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Ince Praises Saviour Andrews

Ince Praises Saviour Andrews

Blackburn Rovers manager Paul Ince has praised Keith Andrews, and brushed aside thoughts that he signed the midfielder because he is his friend.

Rovers signed the Irishman from Ince's former side Milton Keynes Dons in the summer, and Incey had previously played with the midfielder at Wolverhampton Wanderers but he insists that he wasn't signed for any other reason than his footballing ability.

Ince is quoted on Sky Sports as saying: "Some people tried to question it when I signed him for Blackburn. Some people were saying 'Is it an old pals act?' after working with him before.

"It wasn't that. You've seen what a quality player he is. You saw that against Aston Villa in midweek when he was man of the match.

"Those midfield players who get forward and score goals, you don't get them 10 to a penny.
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Andrews scored his first goal for Rovers since his £1.3 million move against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday to rescue a point in the 2-2 draw and Incey was delighted with his goal and has backed him to carry on performing for Rovers.

He added: "He had a couple of chances against Villa, a couple of shots against West Brom and it was great for him to finally score because he was a fantastic player.

"He got 14 goals last season. I don't care what league it is, if you get 14 goals as a midfielder you've got a knack for doing that and he will score a lot more goals for Blackburn.

"I played with Keith at Wolves. He couldn't get in the side because I was playing but he is a fantastic player.

"He went through a bad time when he was 21, 22. I think he was misguided, misled. His attitude has always been spot on but he needed some guidance and I think, when I went to MK Dons, he got that.

"When I went there he was going to leave but I forced him to stay. By then he was really serious about his football and his talent is second to none for what we paid for him.
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The Rovers manager also feels that Andrews' signing is proof that lower-league players can come into the Premier League and do a job, and he would return to such a level to sign more players if required.

Ince concluded by saying: "It shows that you can go and buy quality players down the leagues. Keith is much better than that lower league anyway, hence why I brought him to Blackburn."

Meanwhile some newspaper reports recently have linked Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha with a switch to Ewood Park in the January transfer window.

The England Under-21 International hasn't really been able to force his way into former Rover manager Mark Hughes' plans at Man City this season and the reports understand that the Onuoha is considering his options.


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Writer:Walker
Date:Monday November 3 2008
Time: 7:03PM

Comments

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Where is oztheman when you need him, wonder what his thoughts on Andrews are now LOL! Onuoha looks a good prospect from what I've seen, so if Incey can bring him in then he could have a good future with us.
Walker
03/11/2008 19:06:00
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Andrews might not be Ballack or Deco, but he sure is a good player. He has shown nothing but good stuff. Maybe he wasn't superb in all the games he played, but any of the ladas has. About Onuoha...don't know much about him, but if comes to helo, then welcome!
diegoveron
03/11/2008 19:55:00
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If you forget that he has been bought from League 2 and look at his performances he has played very well. One of the better players in fact. I hope we see more of this as it will get rid of the critics. About Onuoha, he is a great solid presence at the back (either central or right) would be a good addition but if we sign him it could mean the end of Zurab's Ewood tenure.
Mikey D
03/11/2008 20:04:00
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Not only the end for the Monk, but also the end for Ooijer I feel, however, Ooijer was likely to leave in the summer (maybe January) anyway wasn't he?!?!
Walker
04/11/2008 17:28:00
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He hs said today he is waiting for Rovers to offer him somet!!!Come on lads... we like Andre 3000 get him re-signed.
Mikey D
04/11/2008 18:23:00
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Andrews is proving a good signing, he has all the attributes to be a decent player for us and spend quite a few years here.
adrianbrfc
05/11/2008 11:27:00
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He says we say they with Ooijer. Can't see us offering him a new deal and not sure he really wants to stay anyway?!?!
Walker
05/11/2008 17:40:00
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