Rekik completes loan move

KARIM Rekik has completed his loan switch to Blackburn Rovers until the end of the season.

The highly-rated 18-year-old joins Rovers from Premier League champions Manchester City and will go straight into the squad for tomorrow's FA Cup trip to Arsenal.

A versatile defender, who is equally comfortable both at left-back and centre half, Rekik started his career with Dutch giants Feyenoord, before securing a summer switch to Manchester City in July 2011.

Rekik made his City debut two months later in the League Cup, before making a loan move to Portsmouth where he played under Rovers boss Michael Appleton until the end of the 2011-12 season, making eight appearances.

The Dutch youth international made his Premier League debut earlier this season, starting in City’s 1-0 win over Reading in December, and is tipped to have a bright future at the Etihad Stadium.

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12:17pm Fri 15 Feb 13

buckoff says...

Looks like John Williams must have done all the leg work to get this completed on time. If only he was still at rovers! Hope he showed rovers how its done. Lets hope we get a draw tomorrow wishful thinking me thinks.
Looks like John Williams must have done all the leg work to get this completed on time. If only he was still at rovers! Hope he showed rovers how its done. Lets hope we get a draw tomorrow wishful thinking me thinks. buckoff

12:36pm Fri 15 Feb 13

fitz808 says...

buckoff wrote:
Looks like John Williams must have done all the leg work to get this completed on time. If only he was still at rovers! Hope he showed rovers how its done. Lets hope we get a draw tomorrow wishful thinking me thinks.
not sure we should hope for a draw! get it done on the day i reckon. chances are we'll lose, but i don't think it benefits us to get them back to ewood, when there'll already be league fixture congestion.
fortunately, i'm going to the game. obviously hoping for a win, but just a decent performance with some battle and some threat to their goal will be good enough. the squad should take the opportunity to play without pressure too. and controversially, maybe this is the game to rest rhodes...?
[quote][p][bold]buckoff[/bold] wrote: Looks like John Williams must have done all the leg work to get this completed on time. If only he was still at rovers! Hope he showed rovers how its done. Lets hope we get a draw tomorrow wishful thinking me thinks.[/p][/quote]not sure we should hope for a draw! get it done on the day i reckon. chances are we'll lose, but i don't think it benefits us to get them back to ewood, when there'll already be league fixture congestion. fortunately, i'm going to the game. obviously hoping for a win, but just a decent performance with some battle and some threat to their goal will be good enough. the squad should take the opportunity to play without pressure too. and controversially, maybe this is the game to rest rhodes...? fitz808

12:55pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Wild Rover says...

Fitz, not sure about resting Rhodes,maybe give him a partner like Gomes and go 4-4-2
As you say nothing to lose
Give the Frenchman a nosebleed ne c'est pa?
Fitz, not sure about resting Rhodes,maybe give him a partner like Gomes and go 4-4-2 As you say nothing to lose Give the Frenchman a nosebleed ne c'est pa? Wild Rover

1:01pm Fri 15 Feb 13

1066 hastings says...

Living in Hastings,its one of the only chances i get to see ''THE ROVERS'' EXCLUDING the BRIGHTON game.....nice to see some support....am there tomorrow...EMIRATES.
..COYRovers
Living in Hastings,its one of the only chances i get to see ''THE ROVERS'' EXCLUDING the BRIGHTON game.....nice to see some support....am there tomorrow...EMIRATES. ..COYRovers 1066 hastings

1:29pm Fri 15 Feb 13

MxMave says...

We will play 4-5-1 or 4-4-2 with CKR upfront and we'll play longball assault for 90mins and loose about 4 or 5-0. I think placing bets on the number of touches rhodes will get would be a fun game, i say 2.
We will play 4-5-1 or 4-4-2 with CKR upfront and we'll play longball assault for 90mins and loose about 4 or 5-0. I think placing bets on the number of touches rhodes will get would be a fun game, i say 2. MxMave

2:27pm Fri 15 Feb 13

leitchy says...

MxMave wrote:
We will play 4-5-1 or 4-4-2 with CKR upfront and we'll play longball assault for 90mins and loose about 4 or 5-0. I think placing bets on the number of touches rhodes will get would be a fun game, i say 2.
I'd say at least 5 touches, from the centre spot taking all those kick-offs!!
[quote][p][bold]MxMave[/bold] wrote: We will play 4-5-1 or 4-4-2 with CKR upfront and we'll play longball assault for 90mins and loose about 4 or 5-0. I think placing bets on the number of touches rhodes will get would be a fun game, i say 2.[/p][/quote]I'd say at least 5 touches, from the centre spot taking all those kick-offs!! leitchy

2:27pm Fri 15 Feb 13

guiderover says...

Best of luck Karim at Rovers and now just waiting on the return of Mr Bentley.Bring it on !
Best of luck Karim at Rovers and now just waiting on the return of Mr Bentley.Bring it on ! guiderover

2:27pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Iiii1111 says...

Appy's new app to help gun down the gunners.....0-1 to the rovers...hear that frenchy, your optimism is catching.
Appy's new app to help gun down the gunners.....0-1 to the rovers...hear that frenchy, your optimism is catching. Iiii1111

2:34pm Fri 15 Feb 13

dangerous dave says...

Over the moon 18 year old reserve on 93 day loan real investment eh
By the venkys
Out with the lot of them
Over the moon 18 year old reserve on 93 day loan real investment eh By the venkys Out with the lot of them dangerous dave

2:40pm Fri 15 Feb 13

morleyclaret says...

Wild Rover wrote:
Fitz, not sure about resting Rhodes,maybe give him a partner like Gomes and go 4-4-2 As you say nothing to lose Give the Frenchman a nosebleed ne c'est pa?
It is the wrong grammar to begin with. It's "Je ne sais pas" and means:

"I don't know"

"Je ne c'est pas" literally means "I don't it is"

Pedantic I know but even the French language needs support!!
I really hope you win tomorrow - Prem v Championship......I comment as a football fan......
[quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: Fitz, not sure about resting Rhodes,maybe give him a partner like Gomes and go 4-4-2 As you say nothing to lose Give the Frenchman a nosebleed ne c'est pa?[/p][/quote]It is the wrong grammar to begin with. It's "Je ne sais pas" and means: "I don't know" "Je ne c'est pas" literally means "I don't it is" Pedantic I know but even the French language needs support!! I really hope you win tomorrow - Prem v Championship......I comment as a football fan...... morleyclaret

4:06pm Fri 15 Feb 13

owd nick says...

dangerous dave wrote:
Over the moon 18 year old reserve on 93 day loan real investment eh
By the venkys
Out with the lot of them
Ah, that's more like it Dave, back in knobhead mode, just as we like you lol.
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: Over the moon 18 year old reserve on 93 day loan real investment eh By the venkys Out with the lot of them[/p][/quote]Ah, that's more like it Dave, back in knobhead mode, just as we like you lol. owd nick

4:34pm Fri 15 Feb 13

bburnrover says...

I hope he comes on and knocks one in.
I hope he comes on and knocks one in. bburnrover

5:18pm Fri 15 Feb 13

French Rover says...

morleyclaret wrote:
Wild Rover wrote:
Fitz, not sure about resting Rhodes,maybe give him a partner like Gomes and go 4-4-2 As you say nothing to lose Give the Frenchman a nosebleed ne c'est pa?
It is the wrong grammar to begin with. It's "Je ne sais pas" and means:

"I don't know"

"Je ne c'est pas" literally means "I don't it is"

Pedantic I know but even the French language needs support!!
I really hope you win tomorrow - Prem v Championship......I comment as a football fan......
parfait monsieur morleyclaret.....mer
ci!
[quote][p][bold]morleyclaret[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: Fitz, not sure about resting Rhodes,maybe give him a partner like Gomes and go 4-4-2 As you say nothing to lose Give the Frenchman a nosebleed ne c'est pa?[/p][/quote]It is the wrong grammar to begin with. It's "Je ne sais pas" and means: "I don't know" "Je ne c'est pas" literally means "I don't it is" Pedantic I know but even the French language needs support!! I really hope you win tomorrow - Prem v Championship......I comment as a football fan......[/p][/quote]parfait monsieur morleyclaret.....mer ci! French Rover

5:19pm Fri 15 Feb 13

French Rover says...

Iiii1111 wrote:
Appy's new app to help gun down the gunners.....0-1 to the rovers...hear that frenchy, your optimism is catching.
love it.....hope it is very contagious!
[quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: Appy's new app to help gun down the gunners.....0-1 to the rovers...hear that frenchy, your optimism is catching.[/p][/quote]love it.....hope it is very contagious! French Rover

5:44pm Fri 15 Feb 13

dangerous dave says...

With your tone in language you were obviously brought up and still are in the gutter!!!!
Venkys have no integrity see they are back in the high court for money that they owe Berg and has for real investment in the club only 93 day loans deals which does nothing for us long term - even if the player is any good he has to return to his club - some investment this is!!!!
OUT WITH THE LOT OF THEM
With your tone in language you were obviously brought up and still are in the gutter!!!! Venkys have no integrity see they are back in the high court for money that they owe Berg and has for real investment in the club only 93 day loans deals which does nothing for us long term - even if the player is any good he has to return to his club - some investment this is!!!! OUT WITH THE LOT OF THEM dangerous dave

6:51pm Fri 15 Feb 13

ChrisDeBerg says...

dangerous dave wrote:
With your tone in language you were obviously brought up and still are in the gutter!!!!
Venkys have no integrity see they are back in the high court for money that they owe Berg and has for real investment in the club only 93 day loans deals which does nothing for us long term - even if the player is any good he has to return to his club - some investment this is!!!!
OUT WITH THE LOT OF THEM
Loan deals are actually the better option at the moment... But you wouldn't know that being a part time fan, full time pessimistic moaner...

OUT WITH DANGEROUS DAVE

RTID
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: With your tone in language you were obviously brought up and still are in the gutter!!!! Venkys have no integrity see they are back in the high court for money that they owe Berg and has for real investment in the club only 93 day loans deals which does nothing for us long term - even if the player is any good he has to return to his club - some investment this is!!!! OUT WITH THE LOT OF THEM[/p][/quote]Loan deals are actually the better option at the moment... But you wouldn't know that being a part time fan, full time pessimistic moaner... OUT WITH DANGEROUS DAVE RTID ChrisDeBerg

7:24pm Fri 15 Feb 13

dangerous dave says...

dangerous dave wrote:
With your tone in language you were obviously brought up and still are in the gutter!!!!
Venkys have no integrity see they are back in the high court for money that they owe Berg and has for real investment in the club only 93 day loans deals which does nothing for us long term - even if the player is any good he has to return to his club - some investment this is!!!!
OUT WITH THE LOT OF THEM
sorry for owd nick the gutter man!!
Out with the lot of them
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: With your tone in language you were obviously brought up and still are in the gutter!!!! Venkys have no integrity see they are back in the high court for money that they owe Berg and has for real investment in the club only 93 day loans deals which does nothing for us long term - even if the player is any good he has to return to his club - some investment this is!!!! OUT WITH THE LOT OF THEM[/p][/quote]sorry for owd nick the gutter man!! Out with the lot of them dangerous dave

7:26pm Fri 15 Feb 13

dangerous dave says...

ChrisDeBerg wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
With your tone in language you were obviously brought up and still are in the gutter!!!!
Venkys have no integrity see they are back in the high court for money that they owe Berg and has for real investment in the club only 93 day loans deals which does nothing for us long term - even if the player is any good he has to return to his club - some investment this is!!!!
OUT WITH THE LOT OF THEM
Loan deals are actually the better option at the moment... But you wouldn't know that being a part time fan, full time pessimistic moaner...

OUT WITH DANGEROUS DAVE

RTID
Yes but I'm not the cross dresser 'lady in red'!!! ha ha
[quote][p][bold]ChrisDeBerg[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: With your tone in language you were obviously brought up and still are in the gutter!!!! Venkys have no integrity see they are back in the high court for money that they owe Berg and has for real investment in the club only 93 day loans deals which does nothing for us long term - even if the player is any good he has to return to his club - some investment this is!!!! OUT WITH THE LOT OF THEM[/p][/quote]Loan deals are actually the better option at the moment... But you wouldn't know that being a part time fan, full time pessimistic moaner... OUT WITH DANGEROUS DAVE RTID[/p][/quote]Yes but I'm not the cross dresser 'lady in red'!!! ha ha dangerous dave

10:03pm Fri 15 Feb 13

A Darener says...

Dangerous dave...more like deranged dave!
Dangerous dave...more like deranged dave! A Darener

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