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Singh promises 'decisive action'
BLACKBURN Rovers chief Shebby Singh has vowed “decisive action” will be taken to arrest their Championship slump – with members of the club’s coaching staff believed to be the first in the firing line.
Rovers’ global advisor held crisis talks with boss Henning Berg, managing director Derek Shaw and operations director Paul Agnew on Monday night to discuss a run of just one win in eight matches leaving them four points outside the play-off spots.
Singh, pictured above, declined to comment on what action had been decided on but the Lancashire Telegraph understand Berg, whose position is safe at the moment, has been told to search for new coaching staff.
Assistant Eric Black, first team coach Iain Brunskill and goalkeeping coach Bobby Mimms are all believed to be being lined up for an exit, although all remained in their posts last night and in the dark about the reports.
Colin Hendry is understood to be set to assist reserve team boss Gary Bowyer, with Berg already understood to have told Singh who he wants to bring in.
The Lancashire Telegraph also under-stands Rovers’ players will be warned to improve their performances or face a January clear-out as Singh and hisemployees grow increasingly concerned at a fading promotion push.
Singh said: “After a 4-1 home defeat and a performance and a result like that it is inevitable there was going to be a post mortem, after 21 games as well.
“We discussed and deliberated things, myself, Henning, Derek Shaw and Paul Agnew and they were serious and intense discussions where every subject was talked about.
“Everything from under performing players, to unhappy players to backroom, management and coaching staff. “Things had to be debated and everything is now very clear, now we know the direction we are heading in and what decisions have to be taken. “Decisive decisions and actions were needed and they will be taken, I just ask fans to respect our wishes for a bit of time to bring them into fruition.
“I can’t and won’t talk about specifics. After 21 games, it is natural this was the time for a post-mortem and that means every individual has to be assessed. We assessed everything and made some decisions.
“The pressure is on. We did not expect this to be easy and it hasn’t been but the decisions have been made that need to be made.”