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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

Your Comments

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
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
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
just as long as he doesn't miss any sitters again, ill be happy with whatever roberts puts out!
GoneRoverBoard
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
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
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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