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Rovers In Talks On New Zurab Deal

Rovers In Talks On New Zurab Deal

Blackburn Rovers have opened talks with Zurab Khizanishvili in the hope of getting him to sign a new contract at Ewood Park.

The Georgian International has barely played any first team football for Rovers this season and has often struggled to make the matchday squad let along the starting XI, yet despite this Rovers manager Mark Hughes has explained the situation to him and has assured him that he does have a future with the club and as such they would like to extend his contract.

Hughes told the Official Blackburn Rovers Website: "We talked to Zurab and obviously he hasn't had as much football this year as he would have liked, so he was a little bit concerned about that.

"But I think we reassured him that we view his future here and he's a player that I've got a lot of time for. I think he's got qualities that we'll need and we'll use.

"We've only just had preliminary talks with Zurab and his advisers, but I would like to think that he would be here for some time in the future
."

Khizanishvili still have 18-months to run on his current contract, but the fact that Rovers are so keen to extend his stay does suggest that he will have an important role to play in the near future.


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Writer:Walker
Date:Monday December 10 2007
Time: 9:22PM

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Hopefully these talks can result in the Monk staying longer as I personally think that he is a VERY good defender, who has been more than a little unlucky hardly feature this season thus far.
Hughes Da Man
10/12/2007 21:24:00
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I think he might start to feature with Ooijer copping a injury
sasman
10/12/2007 23:06:00
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I've always like him. The fact I can't say (normally pronounced kisssssssssvilli) or spell his last name after a couple of seasons, doesn't matter...
Decimus Poole
11/12/2007 09:35:00
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He can play at right-back or in central defence, which makes him a commodity well worth keeping. I think we'll start seeing mroe of him as the season goes on.
Hughes Da Man
11/12/2007 09:37:00
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Decimus Poole - Nor can I dude, that why I usually say Zurab, or better still the Monk lol!
Hughes Da Man
11/12/2007 09:38:00
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I rate this bloke highly and want to see him feature a little mroe in the coming weeks. I really hope he signs a new deal.
roversman
11/12/2007 11:00:00
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I guess he can always add depth
sasman
11/12/2007 11:32:00
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he's a good player and has been a bit unlucky. he might be thinkin about trying to find first team football though, as he's more of a back up for the first team.
alpeck
11/12/2007 18:39:00
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Good hes signing on, but shouldnt be more interested on re-newing Ooijer's contract?
adrianbrfc
12/12/2007 12:30:00
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maybe he should have played right-back and emerton right wing against west ham...still no use crying over spilt milk!
FreidelNo.1
12/12/2007 13:35:00
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