Blackburn Rovers - Rovers Stroll To Win Over Cambridge
UK time is: 00:08:58
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Rovers Stroll To Win Over Cambridge

Blackburn began their pre-season programme last night with a 4-0 win over Cambridge United at the Trade Recruitment Stadium on Tuesday night.

Rovers fielded a strong side with some youth as players such as Alex Marrow, Nick Blackman and Gavin Gunning got in the on the act with more seasoned players such as Ryan Nelsen, El Hadji Diouf and Keith Andrews.

In a fast start, Irish midfielder Keith Andrews put the Premier League side ahead in the 29th minute from a corker of a free kick from 25 yards and with Paul Gallagher looking threatening as a second striker there was onyl going to be one team getting the second goal.

Just before half time El-Hadji Diouf added that second after some truly shocking defending from the Cambridge back four.

More promisingly, Rovers were very intensive on the quick, sharp and short passing.

The start of the second period saw wholesale changes as Benni McCarthy and Jason Roberts were paired up front and new signings Lars Jacobsen and Steven N'Zonzi made their first appearances.

Just as encouraginly, David Dunn made a return and looked the business for 45 minutes.

The game was put beyond Cambridge in the second half when Jason Roberts scored twice more for Rovers in the second half, both goals as a result of some slick build up play.

All in all it was a promising start to the new pre-season with things starting to take shape.

New Signings Watch

- Steven N'Zonzi - By all accounts looked very pacy and lively but needs to bulk up a bit in the muscle department. However a very bright start.

- Lars Jacobsen - According to my friend who was there live, Lars looked as solid as they come and didn't shy away from offering some good support down the right. Wasn't tested a great deal but then this was a warm up.

Paul Gallagher

He looked like a man on a mission. He was lively, he wanted the ball and created three major openings. The BEST player on the pitch for the first 45. Good start for the Scot in the mission to impress Big Sam.

For the very latest Premier League odds

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday July 15 2009

Time: 9:06AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Any video highlights?
Report Abuse
15/07/2009 09:13:00

Only a little clip on rovers online but thats just of Roberts's first goal. All in all, four goals, clean sheet - job done.
Mikey D
Report Abuse
15/07/2009 10:09:00

Nice to hear about Gallagher and of course Jacobsen ;-) ....cheers
Report Abuse
15/07/2009 10:30:00

I never know how to think about these pre-season games. Obviously they are a good workout, but the other teams are also under strength etc. Still the lads appear to be fairly sharp and fit. AS Roma will be a sterner test I think. Glad to hear Gallagher put in a display.
Report Abuse
16/07/2009 08:30:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Vital Report - Preston NE 1-2 Blackburn (Monday November 23 2015)

Lambert: The Players Were Extraordinary (Monday November 23 2015)

Video - Preston Highlights (a) (Sunday November 22 2015)

Lambert On Preston Win (Sunday November 22 2015)

Stats: Preston North End v Blackburn (Saturday November 21 2015)

Preston NE v Blackburn - Team Line Ups (Saturday November 21 2015)

Midfielder Extends Blackburn Stay (Saturday November 21 2015)

Hanley & Lambert Pre-Preston (Saturday November 21 2015)

Rovers Preview: Preston North End (A) (Saturday November 21 2015)

Lambert Starts With A Near Fit Squad (Saturday November 21 2015)

Archived Blackburn Rovers Articles

List All Vital Blackburn Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
10. Ipswich 17 6 7 4 0 25
11. Brentford 17 7 3 7 -1 24
12. Fulham 17 5 6 6 1 21
13. Blackburn 17 4 8 5 1 20
14. Wolves 17 5 5 7 -1 20
15. Q.P.R. 17 5 5 7 -3 20
16. Leeds Utd 17 4 7 6 -4 19

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

LUFC Cardiff leading race to sign Leeds target
Leeds Utd : 25/11/2015 20:00:00
International Wanderers: Q-Z
Bolton : 25/11/2015 18:42:00
Villa's Steer Set To Return
Huddersfield : 25/11/2015 18:40:00
Derby Are Done - Clement
Derby County : 25/11/2015 18:04:00
Owls Boss Carlos Carvalhal - Forward Together!
Sheff Wed : 25/11/2015 18:00:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Preston MotM
Suggested By:  VitalRovers
Steele 0%
Henley 0%
Duffy 20%
Hanley 10%
Olsson 0%
Marshall 0%
Evans 0%
Akpan 20%
Conway 0%
Lawrence 0%
Rhodes 10%
Sub:-Taylor 20%
Sub:-Guthrie 10%
Sub:-Koita 10%