JW : We Need To Keep An Eye On The Money
Blackburn Rovers chairman John Williams says the club will make significant cuts to the wage structure in time for the next season.
Rovers have always run on a tight budget but will be scrutinizing every penny that little bit more this summer with the global credit crunch slowly hitting football.
There was talf of mass change at Rovers but this seems to be a little wide of the mark. Whilst things won't stay as they are, expect a few alterations to the playing staff.
Williams speaking to Lancashire Radio said - 'A number of players are leaving and are not essential to replace, so that will go a long way to doing it.
'We've not got a bottomless pot of money and I think numbers will have to be reduced.
'We budgeted for a wage rise this year but that wasn't enough when you change manager and buy players in January.'
'The total extent of the wage bill was higher than we thought and coupled with the lower league position it was difficult for us financially'.
Rovers have never been flush with money but the squad will change in my opinion despite this statment from good old JW.
Especially if Croque goes as well.