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Roberts Insists There Is No Extra Pressure

Jason Roberts insists he is not feeling any added pressure this summer as Blackburn Rovers` continue their long search for strike power.

The Grenadan is adamant life is normal at Ewood Park and is just looking forward to having as strong a squad as possible for the new season.

J-Rob's best mate Benni McCarthy and the mn himself are charged with firing in the goals at the moment but that is not a problem for the two as they have always had a very good understanding.

Add into the equation the re-emergence of Paul Gallagher and the imminent new arrivals and Roberts is confident things can kick on.

Roberts, speaking to the L.E.T said - "Definitely not. I don`t feel any pressure. I will just do the best I can and will keep performing as well as I can do.

"I am sure there will be other strikers coming in, that is football.

"It is not an issue for me at all. I want the club to buy the best players they can possibly can. There is no point in being afraid of competition.

"We will wait and see who arrives and then I look forward to fighting for my place in the side. We all want the best squad possible."

Level headed stuff from the J-Rob but what about targets for the new season? Whats that you say he's got more to say - oh ok, sorry I will shut up then.

Jason continued - "I don`t set goal targets. It is all relevant to how many games you start. I was quite happy with that last season and if I can carry that on again, I will be quite happy again.

"The target is us winning games. It is hard work at the moment but it will all be worth it - once we get into that first game of the Premier League.

"It has been nice to get a run-out. We have been doing a lot of training so it is nice to get on the ball, and score a couple of goals. There have been one or two good performances as well. I thought the new lad Steven Nzonzi was outstanding so it all bodes well for the future.

"Last season was half a year to forget. The second half with the manager all went pretty well and the points total in terms of the games we played was actually quite good. I think there is a determination among the lads because we want to make sure last season was just a blip."

Thats the kind of talk i like and i am sure many others will be pleased to hear.




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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday July 23 2009

Time: 12:46PM

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Good to see the team spirit is still alive but Roberts despite what he has said will need to chip in with more next season!
Mikey D
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23/07/2009 12:52:00

i for one was very satisfied with roberts last season! his work rate is top notch just need a strike partner for him i say
scottrover
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23/07/2009 13:27:00

well my dear friends i have returned from my long journey to the North... and from what i can tell, not much has changed? and well said Roberts. If it was guaranteed both McCarthy and himself would be fit next season, i wouldn't be worried about goals
retroflair31
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23/07/2009 15:35:00

just as long as he doesn't miss any sitters again, ill be happy with whatever roberts puts out!
GoneRoverBoard
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23/07/2009 15:51:00

I would be quite happy with the Roberts and McCarthy partnership as I think they did an excellent job up there when santa cruz was out injured. With that pairing we were on European form. I hope Gallagher does well this season and gives Sam something to think about. We do still need cover though and an extra man would be great.
luke5045
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23/07/2009 17:32:00

By the sounds of things I think this Di Santo thing is nailed on so we would need one more, a more experienced member of the attack and then we are good!!! Welcome back retro by the way - nothing has changed, Bom is still sarcastic and I am still very handsome! lol
Mikey D
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23/07/2009 20:24:00

Roberts just talk and work well, but we still need a guy to but the goals in and I don't see any of our current strikers put about 20 goal in this season. So the challenge is still there....cheers
riisenholt
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