Blackburn Rovers new boys playing for futures

CAMERON Stewart and David Jones admit they are both playing for their futures during their loan spells at Blackburn Rovers.

The duo could be handed their first starts for Rovers in tonight’s Championship fixture at Bolton Wanderers after coming off the bench to make debuts in Saturday’s 3-2 home loss to Peterborough.

Stewart and Jones have both arrived on loan until the end of the season, from Hull and Wigan respectively, and face uncertain futures once the current campaign is over.

Stewart, who can play on either wing, has fallen down the pecking order at Hull under Steve Bruce and a loan spell with Rovers’ East Lancashire rivals Burnley earlier in the season saw him make only two starts.

Having hoped to impress enough to earn a permanent deal at Turf Moor, he did not feature at all in the two months after Sean Dyche’s arrival as boss.

The 21-year-old is now eager to put a difficult period behind him and stake a claim for a longer term future at Ewood.

“It’s a big opportunity to try to get some games and hopefully show the world what I’m about again,” he said.

“It’s probably been my toughest season in professional football so far and hopefully I can put that behind me now.

“I enjoyed my time when I first signed for Hull. I was playing week-in, week-out and I was settled there, so when things changed it was hard to take.

“And it was a weird time for me at Burnley. Eddie Howe brought me in and I played the first few games, then Sean Dyche came in. To be fair he was quite honest with me about the other players that were there.

“But it was a loan that didn’t work out in the end and obviously when other managers look at it, they think he’s had two clubs and he’s not played so it’s a negative outlook.

“Hopefully I can show people while I’m here what I’m about.

“I know this is a loan but if it goes well I’d have to consider my options because under Steve Bruce I’ve not really got those opportunities.

“I’ve got a year left on my contract and if I have to go back to Hull then that’s what I’ve got to do.

“But at the end of the season I will be considering my options and seeing if I can move on.”

Stewart and Jones both went straight into the Peterborough game without having had a chance to train with Rovers, although the duo will be cup tied for Sunday’s FA Cup quarter final at Millwall.

Jones came off the bench to score on Saturday and also hopes to impress at Rovers as his Wigan contract comes to an end this summer.

The 28-year-old midfielder has made only eight league starts at Wigan this season and, having not played for almost a month, asked Roberto Martinez to let him join Rovers after hearing of their interest.

“I train really hard and you want to be playing on a regular basis,” said Jones, who like Stewart started his career at Manchester United.

“In recent weeks at Wigan I haven’t done. Maybe the manager did me a favour in terms of letting me go when perhaps he needed a bit of cover.

“But he listened to what I wanted and what was best for me. The opportunity came and I was very eager to take it.

“My future is uncertain and I want to do as well as I can and who knows what will happen.

“Obviously we’re getting into a stage when it does pop into your head what am I going to be doing next season?

“But in terms of right now there’s nothing I can do about it and I just want to do what I can for Blackburn Rovers.”

* Norwegian international midfielder Ruben Yttergard Jenssen is due to arrive for a few days of training with Rovers, according to reports in the player’s homeland.

The 24-year-old played down talk of a transfer, insisting he wanted to gain experience in England – linking up with compatriot Morten Gamst Pedersen.

Jenssen currently plays for Tromso and would not be available until the summer in any case.

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10:19am Tue 5 Mar 13

RoverTheHill says...

Please don't let the names "Murphy" and "Orr" appear anywhere on the team sheet. The only place I want to see "Murphy" is in the headline "Danny Murphy leaves Rovers to help Burnley into the relegation zone".
Please don't let the names "Murphy" and "Orr" appear anywhere on the team sheet. The only place I want to see "Murphy" is in the headline "Danny Murphy leaves Rovers to help Burnley into the relegation zone". RoverTheHill

10:32am Tue 5 Mar 13

owd nick says...

Stuart and Jones have to start, along with Henley.

The defence has to have cover and support from midfield so I would pick Pedersen in place of Bentley.

Both Lowe and Rekik looked better on Saturday in the second half because Jones took control of the midfield, and we will need more of that tonight or we will get slaughtered.

I feel for Lowe, he spends so much time covering for Murphy I think he gets more criticism than he deserves, I just get a feeing he will play much better alongside someone like Jones.

Up front, well Campbell isn't doing it for me so I think Appy has to have the balls to pick Gomes alongside Rhodes.
Stuart and Jones have to start, along with Henley. The defence has to have cover and support from midfield so I would pick Pedersen in place of Bentley. Both Lowe and Rekik looked better on Saturday in the second half because Jones took control of the midfield, and we will need more of that tonight or we will get slaughtered. I feel for Lowe, he spends so much time covering for Murphy I think he gets more criticism than he deserves, I just get a feeing he will play much better alongside someone like Jones. Up front, well Campbell isn't doing it for me so I think Appy has to have the balls to pick Gomes alongside Rhodes. owd nick

10:43am Tue 5 Mar 13

Cortisone says...

Appleton said he would have made 6 or 7 changes at half time against Peterborough, had he been allowed.

Well, he's allowed to for tonight, so here's hoping he does!
Appleton said he would have made 6 or 7 changes at half time against Peterborough, had he been allowed. Well, he's allowed to for tonight, so here's hoping he does! Cortisone

10:47am Tue 5 Mar 13

Gammon Flap says...

RoverTheHill wrote:
Please don't let the names "Murphy" and "Orr" appear anywhere on the team sheet. The only place I want to see "Murphy" is in the headline "Danny Murphy leaves Rovers to help Burnley into the relegation zone".
The difference is sunshine, there is only one club in East Lancashire stupid enough and gullible enough to pay this waster over £2 million a year and it aint Burnley.
[quote][p][bold]RoverTheHill[/bold] wrote: Please don't let the names "Murphy" and "Orr" appear anywhere on the team sheet. The only place I want to see "Murphy" is in the headline "Danny Murphy leaves Rovers to help Burnley into the relegation zone".[/p][/quote]The difference is sunshine, there is only one club in East Lancashire stupid enough and gullible enough to pay this waster over £2 million a year and it aint Burnley. Gammon Flap

10:57am Tue 5 Mar 13

reiko082 says...

RoverTheHill wrote:
Please don't let the names "Murphy" and "Orr" appear anywhere on the team sheet. The only place I want to see "Murphy" is in the headline "Danny Murphy leaves Rovers to help Burnley into the relegation zone".
Agreed. NO Murphy and NO Orr. Furthermore, NO Rekik and NO Bentley.

Hanley, Rhodes, Lowe, Henley, Kean, King, Olsson all have the quality to be/are already good players in my opinion. They just need a few of the senior players to be top of their game to support their development - I'm looking at you Pederson, Dann, Kaz.

Take each game at a time, see what happens.
[quote][p][bold]RoverTheHill[/bold] wrote: Please don't let the names "Murphy" and "Orr" appear anywhere on the team sheet. The only place I want to see "Murphy" is in the headline "Danny Murphy leaves Rovers to help Burnley into the relegation zone".[/p][/quote]Agreed. NO Murphy and NO Orr. Furthermore, NO Rekik and NO Bentley. Hanley, Rhodes, Lowe, Henley, Kean, King, Olsson all have the quality to be/are already good players in my opinion. They just need a few of the senior players to be top of their game to support their development - I'm looking at you Pederson, Dann, Kaz. Take each game at a time, see what happens. reiko082

11:05am Tue 5 Mar 13

Tatts says...

I hate to say it but 10/11 for a Bolton win looks like a good bet to me.
I hate to say it but 10/11 for a Bolton win looks like a good bet to me. Tatts

11:15am Tue 5 Mar 13

postman dudley says...

Tatts wrote:
I hate to say it but 10/11 for a Bolton win looks like a good bet to me.
Too right buddy, if we play like we have in the last three away league games, it'll be another embarrassment. Let's hope that there's wholesale changes from Saturday's starting line up.
[quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: I hate to say it but 10/11 for a Bolton win looks like a good bet to me.[/p][/quote]Too right buddy, if we play like we have in the last three away league games, it'll be another embarrassment. Let's hope that there's wholesale changes from Saturday's starting line up. postman dudley

11:31am Tue 5 Mar 13

chickenfarm says...

CAMERON Stewart and Bradley Orr never get the mustard at Burnley, so why would a team that pay £30k plus a week in wages take these players on?
CAMERON Stewart and Bradley Orr never get the mustard at Burnley, so why would a team that pay £30k plus a week in wages take these players on? chickenfarm

11:54am Tue 5 Mar 13

fitz808 says...

owd nick wrote:
Stuart and Jones have to start, along with Henley.

The defence has to have cover and support from midfield so I would pick Pedersen in place of Bentley.

Both Lowe and Rekik looked better on Saturday in the second half because Jones took control of the midfield, and we will need more of that tonight or we will get slaughtered.

I feel for Lowe, he spends so much time covering for Murphy I think he gets more criticism than he deserves, I just get a feeing he will play much better alongside someone like Jones.

Up front, well Campbell isn't doing it for me so I think Appy has to have the balls to pick Gomes alongside Rhodes.
i agree on the Lowe issue. any team is fractured when a few aren't playing up to scratch. and it can make some look worse than they are simply because they are outnumbered.
i haven't seen anything other than 'highlights' of the posh game, so can't comment on how both centre mids performed, but murphy has on several occasions looked either off the pace or disinterested at times this season and this has reflected badly on others. the most recent live game i saw was the win at arsenal and the closing down from williamson in the middle was part of the reason why we managed to get away with a win. arsenal had pressure but were not that creative in really dangerous areas. because of the high tempo cover, the defence could stay in position and focused.
pedersen gives the ball away too much for him to get a regular CM start, in my opinion, but i do feel he would still be worth starting with in the FA cup game, as he would provide the industry alongside Lowe. this could be the platform we then let others operate from to try and cause them some problems.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Stuart and Jones have to start, along with Henley. The defence has to have cover and support from midfield so I would pick Pedersen in place of Bentley. Both Lowe and Rekik looked better on Saturday in the second half because Jones took control of the midfield, and we will need more of that tonight or we will get slaughtered. I feel for Lowe, he spends so much time covering for Murphy I think he gets more criticism than he deserves, I just get a feeing he will play much better alongside someone like Jones. Up front, well Campbell isn't doing it for me so I think Appy has to have the balls to pick Gomes alongside Rhodes.[/p][/quote]i agree on the Lowe issue. any team is fractured when a few aren't playing up to scratch. and it can make some look worse than they are simply because they are outnumbered. i haven't seen anything other than 'highlights' of the posh game, so can't comment on how both centre mids performed, but murphy has on several occasions looked either off the pace or disinterested at times this season and this has reflected badly on others. the most recent live game i saw was the win at arsenal and the closing down from williamson in the middle was part of the reason why we managed to get away with a win. arsenal had pressure but were not that creative in really dangerous areas. because of the high tempo cover, the defence could stay in position and focused. pedersen gives the ball away too much for him to get a regular CM start, in my opinion, but i do feel he would still be worth starting with in the FA cup game, as he would provide the industry alongside Lowe. this could be the platform we then let others operate from to try and cause them some problems. fitz808

12:06pm Tue 5 Mar 13

Bazzer says...

Like the old days..we can forget the league, so let's have a real good go at the F.A. Cup.
Like the old days..we can forget the league, so let's have a real good go at the F.A. Cup. Bazzer

12:12pm Tue 5 Mar 13

claret777 says...

So,it's not the manager's fault this 5 game winless streak,it's now the player's fault.You have slaughtered every manager you have had,now you are starting to slaught the player's.And you wonder why your fans are voted the worst supported club in the country!!!
So,it's not the manager's fault this 5 game winless streak,it's now the player's fault.You have slaughtered every manager you have had,now you are starting to slaught the player's.And you wonder why your fans are voted the worst supported club in the country!!! claret777

12:13pm Tue 5 Mar 13

1952 rover says...

Gammon Flap wrote:
RoverTheHill wrote:
Please don't let the names "Murphy" and "Orr" appear anywhere on the team sheet. The only place I want to see "Murphy" is in the headline "Danny Murphy leaves Rovers to help Burnley into the relegation zone".
The difference is sunshine, there is only one club in East Lancashire stupid enough and gullible enough to pay this waster over £2 million a year and it aint Burnley.
That,s because you have no money Dingle Boy
[quote][p][bold]Gammon Flap[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RoverTheHill[/bold] wrote: Please don't let the names "Murphy" and "Orr" appear anywhere on the team sheet. The only place I want to see "Murphy" is in the headline "Danny Murphy leaves Rovers to help Burnley into the relegation zone".[/p][/quote]The difference is sunshine, there is only one club in East Lancashire stupid enough and gullible enough to pay this waster over £2 million a year and it aint Burnley.[/p][/quote]That,s because you have no money Dingle Boy 1952 rover

12:14pm Tue 5 Mar 13

claret777 says...

claret777 wrote:
So,it's not the manager's fault this 5 game winless streak,it's now the player's fault.You have slaughtered every manager you have had,now you are starting to slaught the player's.And you wonder why your fans are voted the worst supported club in the country!!!
Wasn't Appleton the one who rushed Orr back from on loan ?? Now he's slating him.What a complete mess,just fold.
[quote][p][bold]claret777[/bold] wrote: So,it's not the manager's fault this 5 game winless streak,it's now the player's fault.You have slaughtered every manager you have had,now you are starting to slaught the player's.And you wonder why your fans are voted the worst supported club in the country!!![/p][/quote]Wasn't Appleton the one who rushed Orr back from on loan ?? Now he's slating him.What a complete mess,just fold. claret777

12:17pm Tue 5 Mar 13

A Darener says...

Rather a strange headline! I would have thought they were ALL playing for their future.
Rather a strange headline! I would have thought they were ALL playing for their future. A Darener

12:19pm Tue 5 Mar 13

claret777 says...

1952 rover wrote:
Gammon Flap wrote:
RoverTheHill wrote:
Please don't let the names "Murphy" and "Orr" appear anywhere on the team sheet. The only place I want to see "Murphy" is in the headline "Danny Murphy leaves Rovers to help Burnley into the relegation zone".
The difference is sunshine, there is only one club in East Lancashire stupid enough and gullible enough to pay this waster over £2 million a year and it aint Burnley.
That,s because you have no money Dingle Boy
Eventually you wont be able to keep it up with no promotion.And we all know what happen's to clubs after that!!!
[quote][p][bold]1952 rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gammon Flap[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RoverTheHill[/bold] wrote: Please don't let the names "Murphy" and "Orr" appear anywhere on the team sheet. The only place I want to see "Murphy" is in the headline "Danny Murphy leaves Rovers to help Burnley into the relegation zone".[/p][/quote]The difference is sunshine, there is only one club in East Lancashire stupid enough and gullible enough to pay this waster over £2 million a year and it aint Burnley.[/p][/quote]That,s because you have no money Dingle Boy[/p][/quote]Eventually you wont be able to keep it up with no promotion.And we all know what happen's to clubs after that!!! claret777

12:28pm Tue 5 Mar 13

flagstone says...

claret777 wrote:
So,it's not the manager's fault this 5 game winless streak,it's now the player's fault.You have slaughtered every manager you have had,now you are starting to slaught the player's.And you wonder why your fans are voted the worst supported club in the country!!!
Jesus - you are thick as **** , it's not "slaught" after using the word slaughtered you six fingered moron ................ tried "starting to slate" ....haahahahahah your an embarrassment to the human race
[quote][p][bold]claret777[/bold] wrote: So,it's not the manager's fault this 5 game winless streak,it's now the player's fault.You have slaughtered every manager you have had,now you are starting to slaught the player's.And you wonder why your fans are voted the worst supported club in the country!!![/p][/quote]Jesus - you are thick as **** , it's not "slaught" after using the word slaughtered you six fingered moron ................ tried "starting to slate" ....haahahahahah your an embarrassment to the human race flagstone

12:36pm Tue 5 Mar 13

Claret_Tel says...

Stewart was awful at turf moor, good luck with that one
Stewart was awful at turf moor, good luck with that one Claret_Tel

12:49pm Tue 5 Mar 13

chegwin says...

Er i think you'll find its "Turd moor "
Er i think you'll find its "Turd moor " chegwin

12:51pm Tue 5 Mar 13

A Darener says...

Claret_Tel wrote:
Stewart was awful at turf moor, good luck with that one
Everybody's awful at Turf Moor. So what's new?
[quote][p][bold]Claret_Tel[/bold] wrote: Stewart was awful at turf moor, good luck with that one[/p][/quote]Everybody's awful at Turf Moor. So what's new? A Darener

12:53pm Tue 5 Mar 13

fanny.tickler. says...

A Darener wrote:
Claret_Tel wrote:
Stewart was awful at turf moor, good luck with that one
Everybody's awful at Turf Moor. So what's new?
Look up you tool.
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claret_Tel[/bold] wrote: Stewart was awful at turf moor, good luck with that one[/p][/quote]Everybody's awful at Turf Moor. So what's new?[/p][/quote]Look up you tool. fanny.tickler.

1:17pm Tue 5 Mar 13

French Rover says...

fanny.tickler. wrote:
A Darener wrote:
Claret_Tel wrote:
Stewart was awful at turf moor, good luck with that one
Everybody's awful at Turf Moor. So what's new?
Look up you tool.
I looked up 'you tool' in the dictionary and the definition is:

'You Tool' is a term of affliction (sorry affection) used by the townsfolk of the Yorkshire outpost known as Burnley (which for some strange reason masquerades as being in Lancashire) but this has never been accepted as factual by the good people of Blackburn - which of course is the capital of East Lanc's.

These 'Tools' from Burnley are known for their low foreheads (which are dominated by a 'penile' looking protuberance) and for their low IQ -both due to constant family interbreeding.

They also have a long term tendency of never being able to beat their long time local rivals Blackburn Rovers, and their recent very poor record against the mighty Rovers stretches back almost four decades since they were last able to see a victory against BRFC either home or away.

Thx Fanny - glad you asked us to look up 'you tool'.....
[quote][p][bold]fanny.tickler.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claret_Tel[/bold] wrote: Stewart was awful at turf moor, good luck with that one[/p][/quote]Everybody's awful at Turf Moor. So what's new?[/p][/quote]Look up you tool.[/p][/quote]I looked up 'you tool' in the dictionary and the definition is: 'You Tool' is a term of affliction (sorry affection) used by the townsfolk of the Yorkshire outpost known as Burnley (which for some strange reason masquerades as being in Lancashire) but this has never been accepted as factual by the good people of Blackburn - which of course is the capital of East Lanc's. These 'Tools' from Burnley are known for their low foreheads (which are dominated by a 'penile' looking protuberance) and for their low IQ -both due to constant family interbreeding. They also have a long term tendency of never being able to beat their long time local rivals Blackburn Rovers, and their recent very poor record against the mighty Rovers stretches back almost four decades since they were last able to see a victory against BRFC either home or away. Thx Fanny - glad you asked us to look up 'you tool'..... French Rover

1:40pm Tue 5 Mar 13

Gammon Flap says...

flagstone wrote:
claret777 wrote:
So,it's not the manager's fault this 5 game winless streak,it's now the player's fault.You have slaughtered every manager you have had,now you are starting to slaught the player's.And you wonder why your fans are voted the worst supported club in the country!!!
Jesus - you are thick as **** , it's not "slaught" after using the word slaughtered you six fingered moron ................ tried "starting to slate" ....haahahahahah your an embarrassment to the human race
Deary deary me, I take it you actually mean 'you're' instead of 'your' and 'try' instead of 'tried'?

You thick ironic Blackburn scrubber.
[quote][p][bold]flagstone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]claret777[/bold] wrote: So,it's not the manager's fault this 5 game winless streak,it's now the player's fault.You have slaughtered every manager you have had,now you are starting to slaught the player's.And you wonder why your fans are voted the worst supported club in the country!!![/p][/quote]Jesus - you are thick as **** , it's not "slaught" after using the word slaughtered you six fingered moron ................ tried "starting to slate" ....haahahahahah your an embarrassment to the human race[/p][/quote]Deary deary me, I take it you actually mean 'you're' instead of 'your' and 'try' instead of 'tried'? You thick ironic Blackburn scrubber. Gammon Flap

2:11pm Tue 5 Mar 13

Captain Dreckley says...

RoverTheHill wrote:
Please don't let the names "Murphy" and "Orr" appear anywhere on the team sheet. The only place I want to see "Murphy" is in the headline "Danny Murphy leaves Rovers to help Burnley into the relegation zone".
And so say all of us. Those two should never again disgrace a Rovers shirt.
[quote][p][bold]RoverTheHill[/bold] wrote: Please don't let the names "Murphy" and "Orr" appear anywhere on the team sheet. The only place I want to see "Murphy" is in the headline "Danny Murphy leaves Rovers to help Burnley into the relegation zone".[/p][/quote]And so say all of us. Those two should never again disgrace a Rovers shirt. Captain Dreckley

3:22pm Tue 5 Mar 13

Iiii1111 says...

Bazzer wrote:
Like the old days..we can forget the league, so let's have a real good go at the F.A. Cup.
Don't really understand that Bazzer...what are you saying......we should save ourselves for the Sunday FA cup game....and not bother about tonight.....please enlighten me...
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: Like the old days..we can forget the league, so let's have a real good go at the F.A. Cup.[/p][/quote]Don't really understand that Bazzer...what are you saying......we should save ourselves for the Sunday FA cup game....and not bother about tonight.....please enlighten me... Iiii1111

4:42pm Tue 5 Mar 13

Jarrod Schulz Bearded Wonder says...

Iiii1111 wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
Like the old days..we can forget the league, so let's have a real good go at the F.A. Cup.
Don't really understand that Bazzer...what are you saying......we should save ourselves for the Sunday FA cup game....and not bother about tonight.....please enlighten me...
Maybe he is remaniscing when BFS was a surrender monkey at Old trafford and he remembers it with such fondness.
[quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: Like the old days..we can forget the league, so let's have a real good go at the F.A. Cup.[/p][/quote]Don't really understand that Bazzer...what are you saying......we should save ourselves for the Sunday FA cup game....and not bother about tonight.....please enlighten me...[/p][/quote]Maybe he is remaniscing when BFS was a surrender monkey at Old trafford and he remembers it with such fondness. Jarrod Schulz Bearded Wonder

6:03pm Tue 5 Mar 13

merlinrabbit says...

claret777 wrote:
So,it's not the manager's fault this 5 game winless streak,it's now the player's fault.You have slaughtered every manager you have had,now you are starting to slaught the player's.And you wonder why your fans are voted the worst supported club in the country!!!
We wonder? I've never heard anybody wondering. Don't take any notice of pointless polls undertaken for pointless reasons with no outcome. You obviously do. Did you see the one where Bolton was voted the worse singers and Burnley the biggest pie eaters? Really aids the football league doesn't it.
[quote][p][bold]claret777[/bold] wrote: So,it's not the manager's fault this 5 game winless streak,it's now the player's fault.You have slaughtered every manager you have had,now you are starting to slaught the player's.And you wonder why your fans are voted the worst supported club in the country!!![/p][/quote]We wonder? I've never heard anybody wondering. Don't take any notice of pointless polls undertaken for pointless reasons with no outcome. You obviously do. Did you see the one where Bolton was voted the worse singers and Burnley the biggest pie eaters? Really aids the football league doesn't it. merlinrabbit

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