Q&A With Blackburn Rovers

  • November 28, 2012 | By Chris Mann
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Ahead of Bolton's game at Blackburn on Wednesday night, we have got the views of a Rovers supporter.

Wanderers face their near neighbours in a Lancashire derby at Ewood Park, looking to secure a third successive victory over Henning Berg's side for the first time since 1978.

Ahead of the 161st meeting between the two sides, we have spoken to mcteeth from Rovers website roverstalk.com to get their thoughts on Steve Kean, Henning Berg and Stephen Warnock.

Q: Blackburn currently occupy 10th place in the Championship. How has your season been so far?

A: I, personally, have found it disappointing. I continue to be of the opinion that, on paper, we have the best squad in the division and also the most money to spend.

With the right leadership, we should really impose ourselves on this division - believing we are the best and steaming through teams with ease. It just hasn't happened, sadly.

Q: Steve Kean left Blackburn, 2 months ago, with the team 3rd in the table. Do you think Henning Berg is the right man to take Rovers forward?

A: I'm not sure yet. Our position under Kean was very flattering, as we hadn't actually played well at all. We had been lucky and were still leaking goals.

I currently like what Berg is doing with the team. We look more solid and organised, our passing and application is much better and he is selecting the right players in the right positions. I believe the performances and results will improve under him.

Q: Former Blackburn defender Stephen Warnock is currently on loan at the Reebok. What did you think of him during his time at Ewood Park?

A: Utterly epic. He was one of my favourites during the Mark Hughes era. I can't fault him during his time with Rovers.

Q: Do you think promotion is a realistic aim for the Rovers and the Wanderers?

A: Given our squad and resources, not getting promoted would be a titanic failure. It wouldn't surprise me for Bolton fans to have the same ambitions.

Q: Blackburn brought Jordan Rhodes to Ewood for a club record fee of £8 million in the summer. So far, he's scored nine league goals for Rovers. Who else should Wanderers be wary of on Tuesday evening?

A: Mauro Formica and Ruben Rochina, mainly.

Q: Which Bolton player do you think Henning Berg will be earmarking as a potential threat to the Blackburn goal?

A: Your only real threats for me are Martin Petrov, Chris Eagles and Mark Davies, as I don't really think your strikers are particularly good. No offence.

Q: Finally, what do you think the final score will be at Ewood Park on Tuesday evening?

A: Slowly but surely, we are improving under Berg and our possession and attacks will begin to bare fruit.

I think there will be a backlash from the Millwall defeat and we will beat you 3-0.

You've not looked particularly good this season, nor has Dougie Freedman made the impact I expected him to.

Burnden Aces would like to thank mcteeth for voluteering to answer our questions. You can get more views from the Blackburn supporters by checking out our Q&A thread at roverstalk.com.

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