DAILY SPORTS DEBATE: Do Blackburn Rovers need to strengthen in attack?

Lancashire Telegraph: DJ Campbell has joined Millwall on loan DJ Campbell has joined Millwall on loan

BLACKBURN Rovers have allowed striker DJ Campbell to leave the club on loan, with Ian Holloway’s Millwall signing the former QPR forward until the end of the season.

Campbell has played under Holloway before at Blackpool and given the fact he has yet to open his account at Ewood Park, is this good business by Rovers boss Gary Bowyer or will it leave his side slightly short of attacking options with Ruben Rochina also departing?

Rovers have first-choice forwards Jordan Rhodes and Rudy Gestede plus out of favour striker Leon Best and David Goodwillie on their books as senior strikers.

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6:35am Tue 21 Jan 14

J.C - Rishton says...

Yes of course - in effect we have 2 strikers. GB looks like he will never pick Best again who may well be on his way to CP and DG is a shaddow of the player we bought 2 yrs ago (and we wasnt that much cop then). Also, we still have the prospect of losing JR - hopefully we'll lose Best but if that dosent happen our wonderful owners may opt to cash in JR instead.

Also, the club is doing the right thing trying to cut the wage bill by mainly shipping out our bus load of dross but I think we are very short at CH. Only GH, SD and MK & SD could either be on his way to CP or have a broken arm either way that only leaves GH & MK and Killkallon has spent over half (yes half) of his 10 yr career on the phyisio table.

Like many clubs I think GB will be glad when 2nd Feb arrives and he'll know exactly what he's got to pick from.
Yes of course - in effect we have 2 strikers. GB looks like he will never pick Best again who may well be on his way to CP and DG is a shaddow of the player we bought 2 yrs ago (and we wasnt that much cop then). Also, we still have the prospect of losing JR - hopefully we'll lose Best but if that dosent happen our wonderful owners may opt to cash in JR instead. Also, the club is doing the right thing trying to cut the wage bill by mainly shipping out our bus load of dross but I think we are very short at CH. Only GH, SD and MK & SD could either be on his way to CP or have a broken arm either way that only leaves GH & MK and Killkallon has spent over half (yes half) of his 10 yr career on the phyisio table. Like many clubs I think GB will be glad when 2nd Feb arrives and he'll know exactly what he's got to pick from. J.C - Rishton

7:49am Tue 21 Jan 14

john byrom says...

J.C - Rishton wrote:
Yes of course - in effect we have 2 strikers. GB looks like he will never pick Best again who may well be on his way to CP and DG is a shaddow of the player we bought 2 yrs ago (and we wasnt that much cop then). Also, we still have the prospect of losing JR - hopefully we'll lose Best but if that dosent happen our wonderful owners may opt to cash in JR instead.

Also, the club is doing the right thing trying to cut the wage bill by mainly shipping out our bus load of dross but I think we are very short at CH. Only GH, SD and MK & SD could either be on his way to CP or have a broken arm either way that only leaves GH & MK and Killkallon has spent over half (yes half) of his 10 yr career on the phyisio table.

Like many clubs I think GB will be glad when 2nd Feb arrives and he'll know exactly what he's got to pick from.
Can you not spell players names.????????
[quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: Yes of course - in effect we have 2 strikers. GB looks like he will never pick Best again who may well be on his way to CP and DG is a shaddow of the player we bought 2 yrs ago (and we wasnt that much cop then). Also, we still have the prospect of losing JR - hopefully we'll lose Best but if that dosent happen our wonderful owners may opt to cash in JR instead. Also, the club is doing the right thing trying to cut the wage bill by mainly shipping out our bus load of dross but I think we are very short at CH. Only GH, SD and MK & SD could either be on his way to CP or have a broken arm either way that only leaves GH & MK and Killkallon has spent over half (yes half) of his 10 yr career on the phyisio table. Like many clubs I think GB will be glad when 2nd Feb arrives and he'll know exactly what he's got to pick from.[/p][/quote]Can you not spell players names.???????? john byrom

8:12am Tue 21 Jan 14

A Darener says...

Do Blackburn Rovers need to strengthen in attack?
No! They just need to play players in attack!
Do Blackburn Rovers need to strengthen in attack? No! They just need to play players in attack! A Darener

9:14am Tue 21 Jan 14

French Rover says...

If Best goes then as ridiculous as it sounds we are letting our joint second highest goal scorer this season leave!

That highlights Rovers major problem this season - our reliance on Rhodes scoring to win games. We are over halfway through the season now and for our second highest scorers (Best, Gestede, Spurr, Marshall) to only have 2 goals is ridiculous...Yes it looks like Gestede will get more goals as he gets more games, but will it be enough? An injury to him or to Rhodes will really hurt the team. The only other player who should be able to add to our goals tally is Goodwillie, but he has yet to prove he still has the drive or the talent to do that.

We need the likes of King and Cairney weighing in with goals on a regular basis and maybe some some goals from our central defenders who have not managed one all season.

If Best goes this week - which seems very likely - then Rovers MUST bring another goal scoring player. Whether that is an attack-minded goal scoring midfielder or an already well proven scoring forward is down to availability and may be difficult to find as everyone is after the same type of player.

But without that addition to our goal starved club then the play-offs will remain but a distant dream this season.
If Best goes then as ridiculous as it sounds we are letting our joint second highest goal scorer this season leave! That highlights Rovers major problem this season - our reliance on Rhodes scoring to win games. We are over halfway through the season now and for our second highest scorers (Best, Gestede, Spurr, Marshall) to only have 2 goals is ridiculous...Yes it looks like Gestede will get more goals as he gets more games, but will it be enough? An injury to him or to Rhodes will really hurt the team. The only other player who should be able to add to our goals tally is Goodwillie, but he has yet to prove he still has the drive or the talent to do that. We need the likes of King and Cairney weighing in with goals on a regular basis and maybe some some goals from our central defenders who have not managed one all season. If Best goes this week - which seems very likely - then Rovers MUST bring another goal scoring player. Whether that is an attack-minded goal scoring midfielder or an already well proven scoring forward is down to availability and may be difficult to find as everyone is after the same type of player. But without that addition to our goal starved club then the play-offs will remain but a distant dream this season. French Rover

9:14am Tue 21 Jan 14

J.C - Rishton says...

john byrom wrote:
J.C - Rishton wrote:
Yes of course - in effect we have 2 strikers. GB looks like he will never pick Best again who may well be on his way to CP and DG is a shaddow of the player we bought 2 yrs ago (and we wasnt that much cop then). Also, we still have the prospect of losing JR - hopefully we'll lose Best but if that dosent happen our wonderful owners may opt to cash in JR instead.

Also, the club is doing the right thing trying to cut the wage bill by mainly shipping out our bus load of dross but I think we are very short at CH. Only GH, SD and MK & SD could either be on his way to CP or have a broken arm either way that only leaves GH & MK and Killkallon has spent over half (yes half) of his 10 yr career on the phyisio table.

Like many clubs I think GB will be glad when 2nd Feb arrives and he'll know exactly what he's got to pick from.
Can you not spell players names.????????
What John, can't you work out who GB or SD are ?

Its hardly the Times crossword is it !
[quote][p][bold]john byrom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: Yes of course - in effect we have 2 strikers. GB looks like he will never pick Best again who may well be on his way to CP and DG is a shaddow of the player we bought 2 yrs ago (and we wasnt that much cop then). Also, we still have the prospect of losing JR - hopefully we'll lose Best but if that dosent happen our wonderful owners may opt to cash in JR instead. Also, the club is doing the right thing trying to cut the wage bill by mainly shipping out our bus load of dross but I think we are very short at CH. Only GH, SD and MK & SD could either be on his way to CP or have a broken arm either way that only leaves GH & MK and Killkallon has spent over half (yes half) of his 10 yr career on the phyisio table. Like many clubs I think GB will be glad when 2nd Feb arrives and he'll know exactly what he's got to pick from.[/p][/quote]Can you not spell players names.????????[/p][/quote]What John, can't you work out who GB or SD are ? Its hardly the Times crossword is it ! J.C - Rishton

9:21am Tue 21 Jan 14

leitchy says...

GB has already been scouting a replacement for Rhodes, in case an acceptable offer came in for him.

Not sure about strengthening but we need to keep hold of what we have got!
I'd rather us buy a good creative midfielder to replace Dunn/Rochina
GB has already been scouting a replacement for Rhodes, in case an acceptable offer came in for him. Not sure about strengthening but we need to keep hold of what we have got! I'd rather us buy a good creative midfielder to replace Dunn/Rochina leitchy

9:37am Tue 21 Jan 14

Fog87 says...

If we can get Best off the books will free up some wages for new forward and with rochina going and campbell off on loan too. I'd say we do need a forward, incase of injury to Rudy or Rhodes.
I still don't understand why got rid of rochina tbh. Granted he's not had much impact during his time at Blackburn but He was defo 3rd choice to me given the lack of firepower Best, Goodwillie & Campbell have provided.
Maybe just loan some cover and i would try strengthen other areas.
If we can get Best off the books will free up some wages for new forward and with rochina going and campbell off on loan too. I'd say we do need a forward, incase of injury to Rudy or Rhodes. I still don't understand why got rid of rochina tbh. Granted he's not had much impact during his time at Blackburn but He was defo 3rd choice to me given the lack of firepower Best, Goodwillie & Campbell have provided. Maybe just loan some cover and i would try strengthen other areas. Fog87

10:46am Tue 21 Jan 14

Mr writer says...

Rumour has it that we are looking to sign Martyn Waghorn
Rumour has it that we are looking to sign Martyn Waghorn Mr writer

11:03am Tue 21 Jan 14

Bazzer says...

J.C - Rishton wrote:
john byrom wrote:
J.C - Rishton wrote:
Yes of course - in effect we have 2 strikers. GB looks like he will never pick Best again who may well be on his way to CP and DG is a shaddow of the player we bought 2 yrs ago (and we wasnt that much cop then). Also, we still have the prospect of losing JR - hopefully we'll lose Best but if that dosent happen our wonderful owners may opt to cash in JR instead.

Also, the club is doing the right thing trying to cut the wage bill by mainly shipping out our bus load of dross but I think we are very short at CH. Only GH, SD and MK & SD could either be on his way to CP or have a broken arm either way that only leaves GH & MK and Killkallon has spent over half (yes half) of his 10 yr career on the phyisio table.

Like many clubs I think GB will be glad when 2nd Feb arrives and he'll know exactly what he's got to pick from.
Can you not spell players names.????????
What John, can't you work out who GB or SD are ?

Its hardly the Times crossword is it !
You are quite right J.C. And DG is poor. I just wish we had made an effort to sign GH. At the back we have a very bright prospect in JO, and KH is perhaps the best man to nurture him at present. BFN.
[quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]john byrom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: Yes of course - in effect we have 2 strikers. GB looks like he will never pick Best again who may well be on his way to CP and DG is a shaddow of the player we bought 2 yrs ago (and we wasnt that much cop then). Also, we still have the prospect of losing JR - hopefully we'll lose Best but if that dosent happen our wonderful owners may opt to cash in JR instead. Also, the club is doing the right thing trying to cut the wage bill by mainly shipping out our bus load of dross but I think we are very short at CH. Only GH, SD and MK & SD could either be on his way to CP or have a broken arm either way that only leaves GH & MK and Killkallon has spent over half (yes half) of his 10 yr career on the phyisio table. Like many clubs I think GB will be glad when 2nd Feb arrives and he'll know exactly what he's got to pick from.[/p][/quote]Can you not spell players names.????????[/p][/quote]What John, can't you work out who GB or SD are ? Its hardly the Times crossword is it ![/p][/quote]You are quite right J.C. And DG is poor. I just wish we had made an effort to sign GH. At the back we have a very bright prospect in JO, and KH is perhaps the best man to nurture him at present. BFN. Bazzer

3:05pm Tue 21 Jan 14

MxMave says...

J.C - Rishton wrote:
Yes of course - in effect we have 2 strikers. GB looks like he will never pick Best again who may well be on his way to CP and DG is a shaddow of the player we bought 2 yrs ago (and we wasnt that much cop then). Also, we still have the prospect of losing JR - hopefully we'll lose Best but if that dosent happen our wonderful owners may opt to cash in JR instead.

Also, the club is doing the right thing trying to cut the wage bill by mainly shipping out our bus load of dross but I think we are very short at CH. Only GH, SD and MK & SD could either be on his way to CP or have a broken arm either way that only leaves GH & MK and Killkallon has spent over half (yes half) of his 10 yr career on the phyisio table.

Like many clubs I think GB will be glad when 2nd Feb arrives and he'll know exactly what he's got to pick from.
Not being pedantic but comma's ampersands and AND's are not your playthings! The English language has a structure for a reason! Took me bloody 10 mins to make sense of your post!
[quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: Yes of course - in effect we have 2 strikers. GB looks like he will never pick Best again who may well be on his way to CP and DG is a shaddow of the player we bought 2 yrs ago (and we wasnt that much cop then). Also, we still have the prospect of losing JR - hopefully we'll lose Best but if that dosent happen our wonderful owners may opt to cash in JR instead. Also, the club is doing the right thing trying to cut the wage bill by mainly shipping out our bus load of dross but I think we are very short at CH. Only GH, SD and MK & SD could either be on his way to CP or have a broken arm either way that only leaves GH & MK and Killkallon has spent over half (yes half) of his 10 yr career on the phyisio table. Like many clubs I think GB will be glad when 2nd Feb arrives and he'll know exactly what he's got to pick from.[/p][/quote]Not being pedantic but comma's ampersands and AND's are not your playthings! The English language has a structure for a reason! Took me bloody 10 mins to make sense of your post! MxMave

9:51pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Angry From Accrington says...

What is the point of paying the wages of another attacking player when Bowyer usually only plays one?
What is the point of paying the wages of another attacking player when Bowyer usually only plays one? Angry From Accrington

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