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Mickey Gray Set to Keep Rovers Place

Mickey Gray Set to Keep Rovers Place

With Lucas Neill struggling with his hamstring injury Michael Gray seems set to retain his Blackburn Rovers left-back berth… at least for the Feyenoord match.

Gray, Sunday's Man of the Match had what is widely regarded as his best game for Rovers, not only of this season but for sometime which had left Mark Hughes with a difficult decision to make.

Neill is continuing to have treatment on his hamstring injury so with Hughes leaning towards taking the safe option and giving the Australian extra time to recover (Rovers don't play again until Saturday 2nd December, the game with Feyenoord on Thursday aside) Mickey Gray looks set to continue with Hughes being saved the decision on whether or not to "drop" Gray.

"It may be that we'll be without Lucas again, but we may get some better news nearer the time," said Hughes.

"I thought Mickey came in and did very well. It has been difficult for him this season, but I have to say that whenever he's been called upon or whenever I've disappointed him by not playing him, he has always come into training with the same attitude and got on with his day-to-day work and waited for his chance. When that chance came on Sunday he took it really well."

With Neill leaving soon Gray is looking to stake his claim for what will be the vacant left-back spot. More performances like that shown against Spurs will leave him very much in with a chance of doing just that…

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Writer:Walker
Date:Wednesday November 22 2006
Time: 9:00AM

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Think Mickey deserves to keep his place off the back of that performance against Spurs so I'd be glad to see him retain it and Neill have the extra rest. If Mickey has another good game it will give Sparky something to ponder for Fulham!
Hughes Da Man
21/11/2006 22:59:00
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Consistency!!!!!! This is the key and this is the problem. 1 week Mccarthy and Bentley play like champions and Gray and Kishinishvilli stuff up, the next week Gray plays good and our forwards dont fire. We must improve and i think the problem is lack of depth. with key players missing, we are lacking depth and some players are simply assure starting spaces, not much we can do until a few of the boys are back
sasman
22/11/2006 09:09:00
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Good call sasman, the squad is unquestionably lacking depth. Get a few players in and players will be put under pressure to perform constistently to retain places. I have to say though Bentley has performed most weeks in my opinion though.
Hughes Da Man
22/11/2006 09:13:00
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Bentley, Tugay, Emerton, Friedel and Savage when he is fit play with their hearts on there sleeve,week in week out. Even if they dont perform, you can still c they are trying and pick themselves up and make the next run or tackle. however, 5 out of 11 is not good enough for the premiership, and despite our run of bad luck, it is obvious that without depth, there is no competition for players
sasman
22/11/2006 09:21:00
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I don't get to see all home games but allmost every match that I have seen Gray play in, he has done well enough to at least keep his place. Of course he has made the odd mistake but not as many as I have seen Lucas Neil make. He ia a good squad player with the right atitude and should feature more.
r.waterfall
22/11/2006 10:54:00
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I have always been a big fan of Mikey Gray's as my comments on this board bear out... he only lost his left back place to accomodate Brett moving to Right Back and Neill switching sides. I would like to see him teemed upwith Sergio, As much as I like Morton, he seems to be lacking form at the moment.
Ex Ewood Resident
22/11/2006 11:13:00
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Well my comments on the Morten Gamst Pedersen Soldiers On article go down the Gray and Peter link up route! I'll be more than happy with Gray playing Neill SHOULDN'T walk straight back into the team in my opinion when fit.
Hughes Da Man
22/11/2006 14:36:00
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well with his great performence he should do
marshinrover
22/11/2006 20:18:00
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