Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Jay after more Rovers Game Time

Jay after more Rovers Game Time

After making his first Blackburn Rovers appearance of the season in his start against Chelsea in the Carling Cup on Wednesday Jay McEveley is looking for further involvement.

Having featured in pre-season up until Wednesday (despite being an unused substitute in a few games this season) Jay had not been involved, so it was good to see him play the full ninety minutes. I have to admit I was surprised, but pleasantly surprised that he played. Jay himself was also surprised, speaking on Radio Rovers he said:

"It came as a surprise to me as the gaffer keeps the team news until very late. So I was quite surprised to get the nod as he told us in training that he wasn't going make too many changes.

"It was brilliant, I haven't played at this level for two years so just to come back at this level and to come back against the champions was a great test for me.

"I thought I came through it ok to be honest, I just needed to find my feet in the first half an hour which is understandable with the pace of the game as I've not been used to it for the last two years."

After making his debut as a 17-year-old in November 2002 in the 2-2 League Cup draw with Walsall he went on to make a further fourteen League and Cup appearances during the 2002-2003 season, but since then he has only made six competitive appearances for Rovers in the three seasons after.

During the past three seasons McEveley has had loan spells with fierce rivals Burnley, Gillingham and Ipswich Town, with most disrupted due to injury. His lack of first team opportunity with Rovers however has also been mainly due to trouble with injuries.

After playing his first competitive match for Rovers on Wednesday since May 2005, in the final game of the 2004-2005 season, with him now fully over his injury worries and fully fit McEveley is looking for further first team activity, with it his intention to stake a claim should he be given a chance:

"The gaffer keeps us fit in training, it is so intense, but it makes everybody in the squad ready when called upon like I was against Chelsea.

"He has also indicated that he needs a big squad this season with all the games, hopefully we can go further in the UEFA Cup so that there are lots of games and I need to be ready to be called upon and hopefully get my fair share of games this season."

Jay is a good footballer, so with Lucas Neill likely to leave be this in January or July and Michael Gray appearing surplus to requirement maybe we have a ready made replacement at left-back already with us in the Rovers ranks.

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

Exclusive to Vital ! Read now ! The Vital Boxing John H Stacey Interview


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

Writer:Walker
Date:Friday October 27 2006
Time: 12:26PM

Comments

0
I'd like to see more of Jay but think most of this will come from the bench for now. If we secure a qualification place with games to spare in the UEFA Cup think he'll be given starting chances then. I'd have no worries with him stepping in anytime though.
Hughes Da Man
27/10/2006 12:32:00
0
Oh we def do have a ready made replacement in Jay, from all I have saw so far he will be a very good player for the club, add to him the wee man Taylor we will have a very good line up for the future. They should really be given the chance now
Clint
27/10/2006 13:40:00
0
Without doubt, Taylor is right up there with McEveley so we have two fighting it out when Lucas goes. Taylor's time with Dario Graddi at Crewe will work wonders for him.
Hughes Da Man
27/10/2006 14:18:00
0
def there is no better manager outsde the Premier league and especailly with his reputation of bringing through younger players, im surprised that this route has not been used b4, prob down to Crewe though but I think it would be a good set up if viable
Clint
27/10/2006 14:47:00
0
I'd doubt Dario has many more years to go, but while he is with Crewe I would be more than happy seeing more sent to Crewe on loan to learn from him. No disrespect to Glyn Hodges and the rest of the reserve set-up we have but Gradi will teach them sooo much more, plus its FIRST TEAM football.
Hughes Da Man
27/10/2006 16:18:00
0
well he is still very young and in a few years he will be a awesome leftback
marshinrover
27/10/2006 18:03:00
0
Hopefully just hope we won't be looking back in another 3-4 years saying a similar thing!
Hughes Da Man
27/10/2006 23:17:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Stats: Preston North End v Blackburn

All the stats from Preston North End (3) vs (2) Blackburn, Deepdale, 10/12/16 Att:

Team Sheets - Preston v Blackburn

Blackburn go to Deepdale as the visitors to Preston for the latest Championship game.

Preston v Blackburn - Follow On Twitter

Blackburn go to Deepdale as the visitors to Preston today, this will be a 5:30pm kick-off.

Vital Preview - Championship, 9th-11th Dec 2016

The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend. This will see us among those involved with three points of course the aim.

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: Site Staff
Steele34%
Marshall0%
Lenihan0%
Mulgrew33%
Williams0%
Feeney0%
Lowe0%
Evans0%
Conway0%
Graham0%
Gallagher0%
Sub - Emnes0%
Sub - Greer0%
Sub - Stokes33%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 20 14 1 5 43 25
2 Brighton 20 12 6 2 42 19
3 Reading 20 11 4 5 37 2
4 Huddersfield 20 10 3 7 33 -2
5 Leeds Utd 20 10 2 8 32 1
6 Sheff Wed 20 9 4 7 31 0
7 Birmingham 20 8 7 5 31 -2
8 Norwich 20 9 3 8 30 3
9 Fulham 20 7 8 5 29 9
10 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
11 Barnsley 20 8 4 8 28 4
12 Preston 20 8 4 8 28 2
13 Aston Villa 20 6 10 4 28 2
14 Bristol City 20 8 3 9 27 3
15 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
16 Brentford 20 7 4 9 25 -1
17 Ipswich 20 6 7 7 25 -2
18 Q.P.R. 20 6 5 9 23 -9
19 Wolves 20 5 7 8 22 -3
20 Burton 20 5 7 8 22 -5
21 Blackburn 20 5 5 10 20 -8
22 Cardiff 20 5 5 10 20 -12
23 Wigan 20 4 6 10 18 -6
24 Rotherham 20 2 4 14 10 -25
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)

Dec 13 2016 7:45PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Reading (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Barnsley (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 31 2016 12:30PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Newcastle United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 14 2017 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
The Vital Football Members League