Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Rovers Duo Could Return This Season

Rovers Duo Could Return This Season

Blackburn Rovers Chairman John Williams is hopeful that injured duo Andre Ooijer and Robbie Savage could return to action this season.

Williams has said that both players are making good progress following surgery on injuries that were believed to be season ending. Dutch International Ooijer sustained a broken fibula and torn angle ligaments against Manchester City in January, whilst former Welsh International Savage broke his leg a few days later against Watford.

Speaking to Sky Sports News Williams said:

"His [Savage's] operation went well, as did Andre Ooijer's who also got a broken leg. They have both got chances [of playing before the end of the season].

"If we can continue in all three competitions we will need every player."

A return for Savage had been spoken of before but a return for Ooijer is very surprising news to me. Hopefully the pair can return and return in time to help us in our quest to win some silverware in the shape of the FA and UEFA Cup's and aid in our quest for a top five of six League finish.

Will their returns; if indeed they do return this season come in time to help us gain some silverware or push on for the European place via the League or would returns just be token gestures as they season ends? Leave your thoughts below...


Don't forget the forum, you can talk about whatever you want there and YOU decide what it is! Forum Link

Why should you sign up to Vital Blackburn? - Click Here


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

Writer:Walker
Date:Wednesday February 21 2007
Time: 12:05AM

Comments

0
If they could return this season it would be GREAT news and will give us that little extra, well A LOT extra in the shape of Sav. If we are still attacking the Cup fronts (which I'm sure we will) and possibly even a European finish via the League they will give us that extra impetus to maybe win one or both Cups!
Hughes Da Man
21/02/2007 00:07:00
0
Everyone, except me (and probably HDM), slated Ooijer when he first joined and now we are praying he comes back! Who do you reckon we've missed the most this season... My money is still on Stevie Reid.
Ex Ewood Resident
21/02/2007 09:46:00
0
Ooijer had the worst debut I've EVER witnessed but I'm pretty sure that I and roversman were always behind him and always felt he would come good; and come good he did. Samba looks like a good partner for the Admiral, but Ooijer could have been that litle something else, would have been a natural to fill in at right back now! Between Reidy, JR and the Admiral earlier in the season Reidy just edged out the other two on who we were missing most, Reidy has probably been our biggest miss all season, his presence and creativeness and goals have been sorely missed.
Hughes Da Man
21/02/2007 12:15:00
0
I Always stuck up for the Andre... but who would you prefer now Ooijer or the Samba?
MikeyGamst
21/02/2007 14:42:00
0
And when Robbie comes back I can continue my Robbie for Prime Minister campaign which is going down a storm in East Lancashire at the moment.
MikeyGamst
21/02/2007 15:19:00
0
Aye you did, sorry Mickey forget about the globetrotting playboy :) Now that is a tough call, at this point I'm not totally sure...
Hughes Da Man
21/02/2007 23:25:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Championship 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 Championship oppositions?

51 Clubs Receive EFL Family Excellence Award - 2016/17

The Football League have recognised a record 51 clubs in the 2016/17 Family Excellence Awards.

Officials - Blackburn v Aston Villa (29/4/17)

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

Vital Preview - Championship, 28th-29th April 2017

The 2016-17 season continues with the penultimate 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)

Blackburn Rovers v Aston Villa
Suggested By:
Blackburn win38%
Aston Villa win37%
Draw25%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 44 28 8 8 92 35
P Newcastle 45 28 7 10 91 42
3 Huddersfield 44 25 6 13 81 3
4 Reading 44 24 7 13 79 1
5 Sheff Wed 44 23 9 12 78 15
6 Fulham 44 21 13 10 76 27
7 Leeds Utd 44 22 7 15 73 14
8 Norwich 44 19 9 16 66 12
9 Brentford 44 18 9 17 63 12
10 Derby County 44 17 12 15 63 2
11 Preston 44 16 13 15 61 2
12 Aston Villa 44 16 13 15 61 0
13 Cardiff 45 16 11 18 59 -4
14 Barnsley 44 15 12 17 57 0
15 Wolves 44 15 10 19 55 -3
16 Ipswich 44 13 16 15 55 -6
17 Bristol City 44 14 9 21 51 -6
18 Burton 44 13 12 19 51 -12
19 Q.P.R. 44 14 8 22 50 -12
20 Forest 44 13 9 22 48 -11
21 Birmingham 44 11 14 19 47 -22
22 Blackburn 44 10 15 19 45 -15
23 Wigan 44 10 11 23 41 -16
R Rotherham 44 5 6 33 21 -58
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)

Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Aston Villa (H)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2017 12:00PM : Brentford (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.roveritejon1
Write for Vital Football