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Kean defends foreign transfer policy

Steve Kean has defended the signing pattern of Rovers in the summer transfer market with questions raised about the lack of proven Premier League players being signed.

Rovers have finally been active in the market in the last few weeks after a month or so of general faffing about with five (soon to be six) signings being made.

But attention has been drawn to the fact that none of them have any EPL experience with Kean and Venky's favouring the better value foreign market instead of the overpaying English transfer bin.

Kean however, acknowledges the risks of buying without English experience but has the right set up to accommodate new signings.

Kean told the Lancashire Telegraph - "It will take a bit of time to bed them in. The way we train though fits them in quickly, you saw that with Petrovic on Wednesday night.

"I think we can bed them in pretty quickly. You can gel them pretty quick. We are very big on team spirit and very big on where the lads live.

"We have got a full time liaison officer that gets them into the proper areas, gets their families settled and gets them speaking the language as quickly as possible. That is vital. We have a good dressing room and the senior lads will hope these come in.

"You work on your recruitment and you are trying to get players in the club who are going to be a success. You are never going to sign someone you think will be a failure.

"Anyone you bring in to the club, like John, like Vukcevic, like Petrovic, like Goodwillie, you think they will be really good players for the club "The ones we have bought and paid sizeable salaries for I think will be exceptional players for the club. It doesn`t matter where they come from."

Kean has also confirmed that he IS in talks with Vedad Ibisevic and Ajax's Mounir El Hamdaoui but he will only be signing one of the two.

Commenting on Ibisevic, Kean said - 'We've got permission to talk to him, we're trying to get personal terms agreed and then accelerate it to a medical.

'He had a very good record until his first knee injury. Then since then he's had another little injury. He's not played as much recently. But before all that he'd had a very good goal-scoring record.

'If it doesn't get done today then we'll probably move on to the other one. I had a good meeting with the other player and he's a player that will move on if not to us then to another big club in Europe. It was a good meeting.

"It won`t be both though. We are looking at one of the two.

'We need someone with a track record of scoring goals. You look for someone with a goal every two games then you look at all the different markets for that.

If they have years of experience of that in the Premier League then obviously they are very expensive. We have looked at different markets, we want someone who can hit the ground running and score goals for us.

"I think goal scorers are goal scorers wherever they play. It is a habit in any league. If you can get the right one with a nose for goal that's a good habit these players in but they will obviously cost a few quid."

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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 26 2011

Time: 9:17AM

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By the sound of it Ibisevic needs a really thorough medical. The last thing we need is a Vince Grella MkII.
rossp2112
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26/08/2011 09:33:00

By the sound of it Ibisevic needs a really thorough medical. The last thing we need is a Vince Grella MkII.
rossp2112
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26/08/2011 09:33:00

*Tries really hard to fault this statement from Kean* However, as much as it pains me to admit, he's right about the Prem market. Although I believe he left it far too late to start transfer business, I think if we'd have gone straight in for players after Phil Jones was sold, we would have been playing over the odds for any player, especially another EPL player; a decent slice of any transfer fee paid to a club is wanted by other clubs - all chairmen can smell transfer money from hundreds of miles away, Of course whether this is down to paying the bank back,we'll see soon enough, I guess. The problem is that by not getting them earlier in the window the opportunity to get them up to speed in pre-season is now gone, and points are needed
blarty
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26/08/2011 09:35:00

*Tries really hard to fault this statement from Kean* However, as much as it pains me to admit, he's right about the Prem market. Although I believe he left it far too late to start transfer business, I think if we'd have gone straight in for players after Phil Jones was sold, we would have been playing over the odds for any player, especially another EPL player; a decent slice of any transfer fee paid to a club is wanted by other clubs - all chairmen can smell transfer money from hundreds of miles away, Of course whether this is down to paying the bank back,we'll see soon enough, I guess. The problem is that by not getting them earlier in the window the opportunity to get them up to speed in pre-season is now gone, and points are needed
blarty
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26/08/2011 09:35:00

Is talking a lot of sense I suppose but we've been burnt on these kind of signings so many times before that it's hard not to be a little pessimistic.
theirishrover
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26/08/2011 10:41:00

Is talking a lot of sense I suppose but we've been burnt on these kind of signings so many times before that it's hard not to be a little pessimistic.
theirishrover
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26/08/2011 10:41:00

Exactly blarty! Signing them early would have meant they were much more 'settled' by now and all this fuss would have been avoided...
BigNumber5
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26/08/2011 11:19:00

Exactly blarty! Signing them early would have meant they were much more 'settled' by now and all this fuss would have been avoided...
BigNumber5
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26/08/2011 11:19:00

were screwed who are these CF go for carlton cole and we would have a great signing for 6million and a proven ELP goal scorer KEAN OUT......... simple as we are at home to everton and everton are money on to get 3 points wats happin to ewood park
tubzz
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26/08/2011 12:57:00

were screwed who are these CF go for carlton cole and we would have a great signing for 6million and a proven ELP goal scorer KEAN OUT......... simple as we are at home to everton and everton are money on to get 3 points wats happin to ewood park
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