Date:Thursday July 12 2007
Blackburn Rovers midfielder Robbie Savage is looking forward to the challenge ahead of him of keeping a starting place in the Rovers midfield this season.
When ALL of the Rovers midfielders are fully fit there will be some real competition for places this season (this is healthy for the players themselves AND the club!!!) which will be great after the struggles that often occurred last season after injuries to key figures like Savage and Steven Reid.
Sav made his return from his broken leg on Tuesday with the Pre-Season game with Wrexham (scoring what proved to be the winning penalty) and is using the extra competition for places from others as something to give him extra motivation. The former Welsh International told the Official Blackburn Rovers Website:
"I think we've got a great chance, there's a huge pressure on places but it is great.
"I've had that all throughout my career, if somebody is trying to take your shirt it makes you work even harder. Towards the end of last year - even though we had a great finish to the season - in games where the gaffer might have wanted to make changes he couldn't really because there wasn't enough bodies.
"So if everyone can stay injury free we can have a great season, maybe add one or two more players it'll be great.
"The bigger the challenge, the better response and that is the most important thing for a player."
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Date:Thursday July 12 2007
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