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Jeffers Exits Rovers for Wednesday

Jeffers Exits Rovers for Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday have completed the signing of Blackburn Rovers striker Francis Jeffers on a three-year contract for an undisclosed amount, understood to be £700,000.

The former England International who scored just the solitary penalty in fifteen appearances (although in fairness he never managed to secure a regular place in the side, with a lot of his appearances coming as a substitute) will be hoping to rediscover his "fox in the box" tag with the Championship side, and should do VERY well with regular football.

Rovers Manager Mark Hughes has admitted that Jeffers was a little unfortunate during his time at Ewood Park but has tipped him for success with Wednesday. He told the Official Blackburn Rovers Website:

"I feel Franny needs to go somewhere else to start playing football again.

"You could never really predict how it was going to go. He was unlucky in fairness to him, he had a little spell when he was getting near to a place and then he got injured.

"Obviously then Matt Derbyshire came to the fore and he found it very difficult once Jason Roberts came back into consideration.

"So for his own career he needed to move on, he hasn't really had a settled run in a side for maybe two or three seasons.

"I'm sure he'll be a great success playing week-in week-out, because he's a quality player
."


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Writer:Walker
Date:Thursday August 9 2007
Time: 11:31PM

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I'm glad that he has gone (nothing personal against him) as the guy NEEDS to be playing football. He has a point to prove and I hope he can prove it with Sheffield Wednesday, and I REALLY do think he can do well.
Hughes Da Man
09/08/2007 23:33:00
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Yes got him off our wages got to be a good thing, will allow chances for our younger players too. Good luck though will be good at that level!!
roverjoy
10/08/2007 09:20:00
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This is a good move for all parties... I think Jeffers has seen that otherwise he wouldn't of gone!!!
MikeyGamst
10/08/2007 09:28:00
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Getting players like Grey, Jeffers and Matteo ( although he went earlier on ) off the wages has been good for Rovers, they were at best fringe players and the players that have come in to replace them I dont reckon are costing as much and are in fairness better the ones we let go. Hughes has taken 3yrs to get his team together and with the exception of Bellemy and that t**t Neill ( both of which we have not really missed ) held together a good team that play good football and will be hard to beat!!
Clint
10/08/2007 14:10:00
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He looked such a good player at Everton, even the mighty Arsene Wenger got fooled by him! What on earth happened?
DeanoVilla
10/08/2007 17:05:00
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Joe Garner left us for another club.....{permenant basis}
IsraeliRover
10/08/2007 17:07:00
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he's one player that has never lived up to his supposed potential!
merlin
10/08/2007 20:22:00
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IsraeliRover - I'm PRETTY disappointed about this to be honest, lets just hope it isn't the wrong call to have made?!?!
Hughes Da Man
10/08/2007 23:57:00
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Yay hes gone!!
Derbyshire4England
15/08/2007 13:23:00
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