Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Nonda A Coup For Blackburn

Nonda A Coup For Blackburn

Mark Hughes has been unable to hide his delight at the capture of Shabani Nonda on a season-long loan from Italian outfit Roma, saying Nonda is a real coup for the club.

The Dominique Republic of Congo International striker arrived on loan from Roma on deadline day and will be hoping he can impress enough to turn his loan into a permanent move come June next year, Hughes himself is in no doubt that Nonda has what it takes:

"To be able to bring Shabani Nonda in is a real coup and I'm really looking forward to working with him and seeing how he supplements the other forwards we have here."

Some Rovers fans may have doubt over Nonda`s fitness, injury problems like the horrific injury he picked up whilst playing for Monaco Click Here plus injury concerns during his time in Italy have been put to bed by Hughes. No one however can doubt Nonda's goalscoring prowess as 128 goals in 269 career games is nothing to be scoffed at. Hughes also said:

"He has a great pedigree, having averaged a goal a game during his career and has been transferred for significant amounts of money between major clubs."

"His last year or so has included a couple of injuries but he's fit and well now. He had an extensive medical and came through it with flying colours."

"He's a player of undoubted experience who first impressed me many years ago and he has a great physical presence."

The fans won't have long to wait before they can start judging Nonda, who is certain to be part of the squad travelling to Sheffield United on Saturday although it is highly likely he will begin his Rovers career on the bench.

CLICK HERE - For Why You Should Sign Up To Vital Blackburn


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Walker
Date:Wednesday September 6 2006
Time: 9:01AM

Comments

0
I for one look forward to seeing Shabani Nonda, has a great record with some good clubs so I'm sure he'll do well.
Hughes Da Man
06/09/2006 09:07:00
0
I was a tad disappointed with his signing to begin with, but following some research into him, I can't help but feel excited about what he has to offer. He will provide more competition for our front pairing and like you say Hughes Da Man, he has an outsanding goalscoring pedigree. PLus I trust Hughes and his judgement.
roversman
06/09/2006 10:49:00
0
I have to admit I'd heard of him, but that was about it, but like yourself once I knew of interest I looked into his history more, a goal almost every other game at any level is fantastic isn't it, plus you don't cost around £15m if you aren't something special. Hughes could have unearthed another gem here in the Nelsen mould?
Hughes Da Man
06/09/2006 12:51:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Sunderland The Latest Would-be Mahoney Suitors?

Whatever happens to Blackburn this season Mahoney could remain in the Championship as Sunderland, destined to be relegated from the Premier League, are ready to 'swoop' for the winger?

More Reliable Than A Championship Octopus? (24/4/17)

Time for the new special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final Championship positions for 2016/17.

Vital View - Championship, 21st-23rd April 2017

Brighton would have confirmed the title with a point but defeat kept Newcastle alive. Second-bottom Wigan are clinging on - Blackburn are two off Birmingham, three Nottingham Forest.

Video - Championship Goals, 21st-22nd April 2017

The Championship season continued with the latest round of games played over the weekend.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Wolves MotM
Suggested By:
Raya34%
Nyambe0%
Lenihan33%
Ward0%
Mulgrew0%
Williams0%
Bennett0%
Lowe0%
Guthrie0%
Conway0%
Gallagher0%
Sub-Graham0%
Sub-Lucas Joao0%
Sub-Emnes33%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 44 28 8 8 92 35
P Newcastle 44 27 7 10 88 40
3 Reading 44 24 7 13 79 1
4 Sheff Wed 44 23 9 12 78 15
5 Huddersfield 43 24 6 13 78 2
6 Fulham 44 21 13 10 76 27
7 Leeds Utd 44 22 7 15 73 14
8 Norwich 44 19 9 16 66 12
9 Brentford 44 18 9 17 63 12
10 Derby County 44 17 12 15 63 2
11 Preston 44 16 13 15 61 2
12 Aston Villa 44 16 13 15 61 0
13 Cardiff 44 16 11 17 59 -2
14 Barnsley 44 15 12 17 57 0
15 Wolves 43 15 10 18 55 -2
16 Ipswich 44 13 16 15 55 -6
17 Bristol City 44 14 9 21 51 -6
18 Burton 44 13 12 19 51 -12
19 Q.P.R. 44 14 8 22 50 -12
20 Forest 44 13 9 22 48 -11
21 Birmingham 44 11 14 19 47 -22
22 Blackburn 44 10 15 19 45 -15
23 Wigan 44 10 11 23 41 -16
R Rotherham 44 5 6 33 21 -58
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Aston Villa (H)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2017 12:00PM : Brentford (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.roveritejon1
Vital Football Comment