Sam takes aim at big names
Big Sam has declared Rovers have not got as many points on the board as they should have from the last ten games.
Sam expected to be higher up the table and with more to show for the Blue and White effort - but it has not happened.
The Rovers gaffer has blamed a lack of consistency in his 'reputation' players - three in particular.
Want to know what he said?! Oh go on then... just this once.
Sam spoke to Sky Sports and said - "Pedersen? We want to keep him playing like he did in the second half. Too many players have not lived up to their reputation regularly enough.
"I have had to change the side recently because too many players have not hit their form. I expected us to push on after the first 10 games. I felt by this stage we should have more points. Performances have been spasmodic. That is sometimes Morten, Benni, Dioufy.
"Dioufy got a great goal for us. He took it well. But we didn`t play well and it is disappointing the goals are to get us back in to it, rather than winning it.
"But it was a show of character to get back level twice. We have to be satisfied with a point. Give us a 13 goal striker like Sunderland have and we`d be 8th looking down, rather than where we are.
"I know Diouf as well as anyone. I think from the point of view I know where he comes from, how he ticks. I try to support him. If he steps out of line he gets told and dealt with. in the main I want to get the best out of him on the field. He helped us get a point'
This may be viewed as bit harsh in some quarters but I think the Big Guy has got this spot on.
We should expect more...