Givet situation explained
Rovers defender Gael Givet fears he may have played his last game for the club after it has come to light that a pre-match argument with Rovers boss Steve Kean scuppered his involvement in the abysmal 3-0 defeat to Swansea at the weekend.
Givet's absence was all the more stranger for the lack of alternatives available at both centre back and left back with Jason Lowe slotting in as an unorthodox left back with Martin Olsson unable to take part.
The papers explained Givet's absence as him refusing to play which has now been confirmed as wide of the mark.
The Lancashire Telegraph is reporting - 'The Frenchman did not refuse to play and that he was withdrawn after a heated exchange of words with the manager at the hotel pre match.
Givet`s absence forced Kean to play Jason Lowe as a makeshift left back and, with Grant Hanley now likely to miss the rest of the season with an ankle injury, Scott Dann is currently Rovers` only available centre back.'
People who are close to Givet have confirmed that he is looking to move on in the summer after falling out of favour at Ewood Park under Kean and becoming disillusioned with life at the club.