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Well said Mick McGrath

Former Blackburn defender Mick McGrath has made a plea to Venky's to do the right thing and invest in the playing staff when the transfer window opens.

Rovers are three days away from one of the biggest transfer windows in the history of the club and with uncertainty surrounding the club it is difficult to know how much exactly Steve Kean has to spend in the market.

Rovers are short in all areas of the pitch with a right back, a central midfielder and a striker with a bit of pace the most glaringly obvious targets.

McGrath himself has an affinity with Blackburn as he was a player here for over 10 years during the 50's and 60's so knows the club well... He reckons it could take as much as 20 million to keep Rovers safe.

McGrath told the Lancashire Telegraph - 'They need experienced players who can come in and play straight away.

'You're talking 5million each in today's game so that's probably about 20million. The owners need to spend money or sell it to new investors who will. The club can't afford to go down. I'd hate to think of the consequences if they did.

'You look at other clubs who have gone out of the Premier League, clubs like Leeds who went down and down, and I think it could be a number of years before Blackburn got back.'

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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday December 29 2011

Time: 1:41PM

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And before anyone says anything... no that's not our budget in the picture on the top ;)
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29/12/2011 13:45:00

Well it looks as if Kean will be getting to spend whatever money we have. It's becoming evident he is going nowhere fast so let's at least hope we get some decent signings in to have a real go at finishing 17th.
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29/12/2011 14:15:00

McGrath's right of course - 20m is the minimum we're going to need to spend to get Prem quality in, so let's hope Venky's have found their wallet during the last few weeks!
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29/12/2011 17:33:00

Lets hope they realise it makes business sense to do so. The value of the club will decrease massively in the Championship as will the amount of exposure the club gets, which is why they bought the club in the first place. It will also cost more to get back up when we go down.
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