UK time is: 19:24:25
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Blackburn Swine Flu Update - Jason Roberts

Jason Roberts has become the latest Blackburn player to come down with swine flu.

Roberts has been withdrawn from the squad that travels to Trafford tomorrow to play alleged Manchester club Man United and placed in isolation, presumably to work on his shooting as well as recover.

Manager Sam Allardyce, who has suffered with the illness himself in the last few days, does have good news to report though in that more or less everybody else has recovered and is ready to roll.

Allardyce, speaking to Sky Sports News - 'I'm okay now - I think we've only Jason Roberts,'

'There was another player suffering with it earlier in the week and Jason looks like it now, so we've left him at home and sent the doctor out to see him.

'The symptoms look very much like the general swine flu symptoms, so we will obviously go and get a full check on him.'

Dave Dunn and Chris Samba are back in the squad now after being laid low for Chelsea last week, Dunn even managed a cheeky twenty minutes against Peterborough midweek and looked healthy.

Allardyce continued - 'We've just got Chris Samba back, who seems to have been affected the most by the symptoms,'

'He's been left pretty weak, I think he has lost about four or five kilos. It is an incredible amount of fluid he has lost.

'We'll have to check if he is strong enough to be capable of being selected for the squad on Saturday. We'll run him through training today and see where we go from there.

'(Pascal) Chimbonda is fit from injury, Vince Grella is back in training for us but it might be a bit too soon for him. The squad has strengthened from last week, which is very important when you are going to Old Trafford.'

So all in all good news. Lets get into em tomorrow evening.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday October 30 2009

Time: 12:19PM

Your Comments

Shame about J-Rob but at least everyone else appears to be better. We need a full strength team tomorrow to have a good go.
Mikey Delap
What is wrong with Big Sam??? This is a massive opportunity missed! Send Jason Roberts to Old trafford and give the bug to those buggers!
FreidelNo.1
Maybe get him to the ground and then get him to shake hands with the fans and watch those glory hunters run?!?
Mikey Delap
Dont pass it on to Di Santo fellas!
JT_daniel
he'll of got rid of it by the time he comes back to you properly in May JT ;)
Mikey Delap
I dont see the problem? J-Rob wont be playing? YES?!? i dont see the bad things here? LOL
rover23
Just make sure your players cough on the yernited players.
fifthcolumnblue
To be honest rover23 - I doubt he was gonna play anyway! Di Santo has to start!
FreidelNo.1
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Bowyer: Best Win Of The Season (Monday November 24 2014)

Robbo Told To Fight (Monday November 24 2014)

Stats: Blackburn Rovers v Leeds United (Saturday November 22 2014)

Rovers Preview: Leeds United (Saturday November 22 2014)

Rovers Linked With Lawrence?? (Tuesday November 18 2014)

Robbo Wants Out (Sunday November 16 2014)

Final Weekend Details Revealed (Sunday November 16 2014)

Break Comes At The Right Time (Thursday November 13 2014)

Fulham Ponder Tunnicliffe Recall?? (Wednesday November 12 2014)

Football Aid 2015 - Play at Ewood Park! (Monday November 10 2014)

Archived Blackburn Rovers Articles

List All Vital Blackburn Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
3. Middlesbrough 18 9 5 4 14 32
4. Ipswich 18 8 7 3 8 31
5. Brentford 18 9 4 5 2 31
6. Blackburn 18 8 6 4 4 30
7. Watford 18 8 5 5 10 29
8. Forest 18 7 7 4 6 28
9. Charlton 18 6 10 2 2 28

Breaking League News

Duo Head Out On Loan
Millwall : 27/11/2014 19:21:00
Duo Leave On Loan
Brighton : 27/11/2014 19:15:00
Team news: Norwich vs Reading
Reading : 27/11/2014 18:27:00
Meet the ref: Rotherham v Blackpool
Blackpool : 27/11/2014 18:26:00
Join up to Blackpool Vital
Blackpool : 27/11/2014 18:12:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Blackburn Rovers Man of the Match against Leeds United?
Suggested By:  Walker
Steele 23%
Baptiste 0%
Hanley 0%
Duffy 0%
Olsson 0%
Cairney 0%
Evans (Off 89) 22%
Williamson (Off 65) 0%
Marshall 0%
Rhodes 44%
Gestede (Off 74) 0%
Substitute: Tunnicliffe (65) 0%
Substitute: Varney (74) 0%
Substitute: Taylor (89) 11%