Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

A temporary Rochina reprieve needed

A temporary Rochina reprieve needed

With the transfer window two weeks away from slamming shut, the race is on to complete all the intended summer business into and out of the club.

For our beloved Blackburn, the job is not yet finished with the need to ship out the freeloaders and address some minor squad surgery in terms of incomings.

We're all aware that the likes of Bradley Orr, Gael Givet and Morten Gamst Pedersen need find news homes to call there own, but perhaps more urgently in the short term a midfielder with an attacking mind is what is needed.

Rovers were robbed of some real invention when Ruben Rochina went down injured with a dislocated shoulder only half an hour into the season opener, it is something that no other player in the squad can offer on a consistent basis.

Cast your mind back to our first fixture at Pride Park, when Rochina was on the field we looked dynamic, appealing and with a variety of attacking options.

Of course it is difficult to make an definitive conclusions based on such a short space of time and Rochina certainly comes with his own problems, but we haven't looked as threatening without that focal point since and it is a problem that'll exist until we find a stop gap replacement.

That hole between Rhodes and midfield needs to be filled and with Rochina likely to be out until the just before Christmas, a swift move into the loan market to fill that gap could be the difference between a stay at the wrong end of the table and a slightly more pleasant outcome.

David Dunn is of course inventive and can play the same role as the Spaniard, but can hardly be relied on to play a truck load of games given his ongoing fitness and injury problems, but outside of that our attacking options leave us stuck to an increasingly archaic 4-4-2 formation and system.

So the two week chase is on, there are plenty of younger lads in the Premier League who would jump at the chance of a run in a first team on loan... That could be where the money is.



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

Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Tuesday August 20 2013
Time: 9:56AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Vital Preview - League One - 25th November 2017

The 2017-18 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend, 25th November.

Officials - Blackburn v Bristol Rovers (25/11/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Blackburn Rovers and Bristol Rovers this Saturday.

Dack In Team Of The Week (23/11/17)

Blackburn Rovers are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.

Vital View - League One - 21st November 2017

The League One season continued with the latest round of games played during midweek, 21st November.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Blackburn Rovers v Bristol Rovers
Suggested By:
Blackburn win0%
Bristol Rovers win0%
Draw100%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Write for Vital Football