Writer: Mikey Delap
Date:Sunday March 10 2013
Rovers manager Michael Appleton hs appointed Scott Dann the new first team captain after deciding to relieve Danny Murphy of the role after a string of disappointing performances.
In what amounts to another veiled dig at Murphy, Appleton has outlined his want for a change of direction of the club after taking over as Rovers 5th, that's FIFTH, manager of the season and with Rovers stranded in mid - lower table in the Championship has decided to take action.
Appleton is quoted in the Mirror as saying - "Ultimately, I want to take the football club in a different direction, I don`t want this club to get a reputation of being a last pay day for some players to come and have a little bit of football. We want hungry players, who are desperate to succeed.
"For some of the players it`s been difficult to adapt to Championship football after plying most of their trade in the Premier League.
"Danny and I had an honest conversation. It wasn`t easy, as he`s a good guy and a good influence in the dressing room, but I told him we have to be sensible.
"I understand it looks like Danny might be getting the push, but we need to make changes in the squad. He is very professional and I`m sure he will still give 100 per cent and work hard.
"I`ve not taken the decision lightly and, having done it, there will be a period of time when he`s not involved with the team because I have to back up what I`ve said and done, and give an opportunity to other players."
Appleton also championed the cause of defender Scott Dann, who has been one of the few consistent performers in the Rovers squad this season.
Appleton stated - "I`ve seen a leader in Scott, he leads by example. He enjoys defending and he`s quite vocal on the training ground and in the games."
Date:Sunday March 10 2013
Robinson keeping options open (Thursday May 23 2013)
Is Gomes worth another season? (Tuesday May 21 2013)
Alan Judge agrees deal with Rovers (Thursday May 16 2013)
Blackburn agree deal for Chris Taylor (Thursday May 16 2013)
Rovers poised to sign Eastwood (Wednesday May 15 2013)
Rovers looking to add Taylor (Tuesday May 14 2013)
VB Crystal Ball 2012/13 - The Results (Thursday May 9 2013)
The end for Pedersen? (Tuesday May 7 2013)
Thank god that's over (Sunday May 5 2013)
Stats: Birmingham City v Blackburn Rovers (Saturday May 4 2013)
|3.||Rye of the Rovers||39|
|18. Sheff Wed||46||16||10||20||-8||58|
» Huddersfield : 24/05/2013 16:36:00
|Cash Strapped Blues Clear Out More Players.
» Birmingham : 24/05/2013 15:42:00
|Boss To Bide His Time Over Keeper Appointment
» Bristol City : 24/05/2013 15:11:00
|Play-off Final: Introducing the Eagles
» Watford : 24/05/2013 14:00:00
|LUFC Austin given a rest in Tottenham draw
» Leeds Utd : 24/05/2013 13:48:00
|New Site Poll: Can O'Driscoll Get City Back Up?
» Bristol City : 24/05/2013 13:11:00
|LUFC On This Day - 24th May
» Leeds Utd : 24/05/2013 13:05:00