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Rigters ready for a second chance at Rovers

Forgotten man Maceo Rigters is ready to grab his second chance at the mighty Blackburn after seeing a dealine day move to Kilmarnock knocked on the head at the last minute.

Maceo was a bit gutted that a chance to play more football was vetoed after he seemed all set for the long drive to sunny Scotland - but he is now seizing the chance to prove himself to Sam Allardyce.

Although he will be well down the pecking order, Rigters is keen to grab a chance as and when the call to play comes in.

Rigters, speaking to Sky Sports said - "This is a great opportunity for me. I proved at the Under-21 Championships that I can score goals and play well, now I need to prove that to the Blackburn fans," said Rigters.

"I have never really had a run of games since I came to England - now this is my chance.

'I have one year remaining on my deal at the end of the season so now I need to play well and look to extend my contract here."

"Blackburn and Kilmarnock had agreed a deal and I spoke to their manager Jimmy Calderwood.

"I was excited about scoring goals in the SPL, I had packed my things and I was ready to drive to Scotland when I received a call that I needed to wait.

"It was frustrating, I was ready to go but I was told that Sam Allardyce did not want me to go unless he brought in another experienced striker.

"Just after five o'clock the club told me that I could not go, I was devastated.

'But I now look at the positives. Sam Allardyce didn`t want me to go and now it is up to me to break into the first team and show what I can do."

Good attitude I think from the Dutchman, lets hope he means business!

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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday February 4 2010

Time: 12:14PM

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I like it when a player is ready to show a bit of fight, I hope he can give the others a qucik kick up the bum!!!
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04/02/2010 12:17:00

we need to give him some minutes to see how he does, but alas thats a risky business because we need points. bring him on in the second half to start with see how he does, if he does well start him.
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04/02/2010 12:19:00

id rather he play then di santo and hopefully he has the pedersen syndrome suddenly start playin amazing and gets first team football when u want a new contract wishful finkin but u never know
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04/02/2010 15:50:00

good thinking though aadil... maybe this can light a fire behind his backside?
Mikey Delap
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04/02/2010 16:44:00

How long has he been here? 1-2 years? He is young so he might have been a slooow took Kalinic a half year - but he is older...... Let's hope he takes it ......cheers
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04/02/2010 16:45:00

He has been here since the summer of 2007!!! nearly three years now...
Mikey Delap
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04/02/2010 17:07:00

3 years without a goal as well it should be said. He made a total of 22 loan appearances for Norich & Barnsley and failed to find the back of the net. I very much doubt that he will break into our first team.
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04/02/2010 17:31:00

He has the incentive to fight for a place - he's been hovering around the exit door for a while. I notice that BSA saw fit to put him on the bench a couple of times so he must be showing some promise? You never know when young players will come good!
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04/02/2010 20:19:00

A good attitude from the dude but he's not going to cut it is he?? Personally I'd be tempted to put him on the substitutes bench and then start having a little look at him if for no other reason but to wake a few people up and show their position in the side is by no means assured.
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05/02/2010 08:36:00

I remember being very excited watching him in the U-21 championships the year we signed him. I don't recall him really being given a chance though....maybe an issue in training? Maybe if we put him on with 10 mins to go and he scuffs one in off both posts then the keeper's arse it may kick start him. It's not always about ability when you step onto the pitch its about the C word! Confidence! I could be wrong he may actually be a heap of **** lol.
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