Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Rovers Roberts Fighting Fit

Rovers Roberts Fighting Fit

It is thought that Blackburn Rovers striker Jason Roberts could possibly feature in Rovers' UEFA Cup second leg home tie against Salzburg next Thursday's, according to manager Mark Hughes.

The 28-year-old Grenadian International injured his groin towards the beginning of September during training with what is thought to be the final kick of the session. He has since missed the 0-0 League match away to Sheffield United, the Salzburg UEFA Cup first leg tie in Austria and the 4-2 victory over Manchester City at Ewood Park, also in the League.

Roberts will not be available for the trip to the Riverside Stadium against Middlesbrough on Saturday, but it is believed that he stands a good chance of featuring in Thursday`s UEFA clash at Ewood Park should all go well.

Having Roberts back would be a huge Bonus for Hughes as he is very powerful and could cause Salzburg defenders many problems.

With Benni McCarthy and Francis Jeffers also at Hughes' disposal not to mention Paul Gallagher, who has impressed as of late Hughes should not be short of options. Gallagher had a good game in the first leg and his goal as a late substitute against Manchester City could only be seen as encouraging for both him and Hughes.

Less we forget Shabani Nonda, his pace and power has looked impressive so far with his quick thinking earning Rovers the third goal on Sunday. It is only a matter of time before he opens his account, which he would have already done but for a great Nicky Weaver save.

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:Friday September 22 2006
Time: 12:26AM

Comments

0
It would be great to have Jason back. I feel he hasn't really had a chance to express himself fully yet at Ewood. Roberts to return with the goal that sends us through? It would be great wouldn't it?
roversman
22/09/2006 08:52:00
0
It would be worth it, plus you would probably get decent odds!
Hughes Da Man
22/09/2006 09:06:00
0
I imagine Roberts last scorer would be priced up at 5/1 and Rovers 2-1 to priced about 7/1 with the scorecast coming in at roughly 28/1 or 33/1
roversman
22/09/2006 09:10:00
0
Just a guess mind you I could be wrong (by the way I aint offering those odds before anyway decides to place money!!!)
roversman
22/09/2006 09:11:00
0
Bit of a bookie also are we roversman! I quite like those odds so I would have taken you up had you not added your disclaimer...
Hughes Da Man
22/09/2006 09:20:00
0
I have a few years of experience with bookmakers so I have a decent understanding of how they operate their books and work out odds. You would probably find better odds somewhere on line
roversman
22/09/2006 10:04:00
0
If I need some advice on a possible bet I know where to come then as my bets are usually s... not very good!
Hughes Da Man
22/09/2006 11:45:00
0
McCarthy and Roberts going all out at the Salzburg defence would be a great sight to see.
sandgroanun
22/09/2006 12:17:00
0
I hope this will be the case. Benni is settling in well which is good to see and scoring now, so we just need Jason to get his first and then sit back and admire a blossoming strike partnership.
roversman
22/09/2006 12:38:00
0
In Roberts' absence Nonda will have a chance to work on a partnership with McCarthy at Boro tomorrow, that maybe less the 45 minutes old looked decent against Man City. Whoever Hughes goes for against the Austrians will cause problems
Hughes Da Man
22/09/2006 12:51:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Midfielder Won't Be Rushed

Mowbray, who didn't have an issue with Evans' Northern Ireland call up, is keen to involve a 'really talented boy' but doesn't think it'll benefit anyone if Blackburn rush him.

Foreign Owners - An Outsiders View - Competition

Sportswriter Bob Holmes has taken a look at the rise of foreign ownership in the English game and as well as acknowledging the often aired thoughts of the fans, he's also...

Premier League Free Agents 2017

As the summer nears and contracts come to an end, should the club have an interest in any of the following free transfers from Premier League oppositions?

EFL Awards 2017 Shortlists Revealed

The Football League have now confirmed the shortlists for the awards categories for this years EFL Awards.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Preston MotM
Suggested By:
Steele3%
Nyambe2%
Mulgrew2%
Lenihan2%
Williams2%
Bennett2%
Lowe2%
Guthrie6%
Conway0%
Lucas Joao10%
Emnes2%
Sub-Mahoney2%
Sub-Gallagher0%
Sub-Feeney65%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 8:00PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Nottingham Forest (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
The Vital Football Members League