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Sam expecting quietish Summer business

Rovers boss Sam Allardyce is expecting the summer to be a quiet period for Rovers as stability is the name of the game.

The Rovers board have budgeted for 13th position so any higher than that would represent an increase in transfer budget. But Sam still maintains that the money gained through league position + The Benni McCarthy money will only amount to a few signings.

The good news is that the new TV deal and a prudent spending policy last summer has allowed Rovers to return to 'trading club' as opposed to 'selling club' as they were last summer.

This has also been aided by the reduction of the clubs debt through selling Roque Santa Cruz amongst others in pre-season 2009.

Big Sam, speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph said - "We have slightly started targeting players but there will be little movement at our club in the summer, based on the financial situation.

"Our ins would be minimal. We are looking at one or two positions and that would be the sum total of our business in the summer months. It would be very quiet.

"So it is more about looking down and seeing what we are doing already very, very well in terms of youth development. This season, once it is over, we will take a view and see where we go from there.

"There are decisions still to be made at the end of the season and we will see what we can bring to the club."

Cue the comments of something along the line of 'Spend loads of money on X player' when it isn't realistic!

Well done Sam and the board for managing a precarious situation well.

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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday March 30 2010

Time: 11:57AM

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im thinking possibly a loan move for one of his pall fergies young strikers.. such as wellbeck or macheda.. 1 transfer involving a fee around 2-3 million... and 1 or 2 free or cheep deals...
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30/03/2010 13:21:00

Good call 23!!!
Mikey Delap
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30/03/2010 13:32:00

Maybe we could buy some young guys Nzonzi.....could be a bargain
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30/03/2010 15:07:00

3 more of those an I would be happy!!! :)
Mikey Delap
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30/03/2010 16:01:00

whatever happens we could do with someone to help out Niko up top! I think experience over youth would be more beneficial to help him out, with the right strike partner he could get a good tally next season, maybe someone a bit more attack minded in midfield or someone to give diouf and pedersen a run for their money! Pedersen is too comfortable on that left side!
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30/03/2010 18:10:00

definately a striker short! and a creative midfielder depending on how basturk comes through
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30/03/2010 22:57:00

yeah i'd be down for another creative midfielder. I think we have to realise Sams 4-5-1 is here to stay. if dunn goes down, we need someone to step in... i don't think we have that person right now
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31/03/2010 06:30:00

A holding midfielder would be on my shopping list - so that the attacking players can get forward more. If that's Basturk then fair enough, but we need a midfield general to win tackles, break up play and release the wingers quickly. I think our defence and midfield personel are sound, but we could do with another striker.
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31/03/2010 18:47:00

Big Sam isn't going to give away too much is he. He'll pull a few rabbits out of the hat though I'm sure.
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