Q&A Special - Blackburn View on Jay Spearing

  • June 22, 2015 | By Chris Mann
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With his Bolton future up in the air, a Blackburn Rovers reporter shares his views on Jay Spearing's surprise loan at Ewood Park.

Spearing joined Rovers in the January transfer window and went on to make 15 appearances for Wanderers' Lancashire neighbours, scoring once, as he attempted to get a stalling career back on track.

In our latest edition of Q&A, the Lancashire Telegraph's Blackburn reporter Paul Wheelock (@PaulWheelock) gives his opinion on Spearing's loan spell, how the Rovers supporters took to signing a Trotters player, as well as whether or not he would like to see a permanent deal struck this summer.

Q: Who'd have thought Bolton's captain would end up spending half the season on loan at Blackburn?! Jay Spearing made 15 appearances during his time at Ewood Park, scoring once. How would you sum up his time with the club?

A: Hopes were high after he made an excellent debut in a 2-1 home win over Fulham. But, while he scored in a 3-0 victory at Leeds on Easter Saturday, he didn't really pull up any trees.

Q: After rejecting a switch to Rovers prior to his arrival at Wanderers, leading to some boos from your supporters when the two sides have met since, how did the fans take to him turning out in blue and white?

A: No problems whatsoever and, if there were any bad feelings, he put them to bed with the way he played on his debut.

Q: Spearing has two years remaining on his contract at Macron Stadium, but appears to be surplus to requirements after falling out-of-favour under Neil Lennon. Would you like to see him back at Blackburn next season, even if it was only on loan?

A: He is not what Rovers need. They already have three defensive-minded midfielders who do not score enough goals, so I see little point bringing in another.

Burnden Aces would like to thank Paul for taking the time to answer our questions. You can read more of his views by following him on Twitter - @PaulWheelock - or by heading on over to the Lancashire Telegraph website.

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