Writer: Mikey Delap
Date:Tuesday March 30 2010
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.
Date:Tuesday March 30 2010
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