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Black has no Lowe concerns
ERIC Black believes Jason Lowe has returned from Serbia high on confidence despite being involved in England under–21s controversial World Cup qualifier in midweek.
Rovers’ 21-year-old midfielder was on the pitch as the qualifer ended in shameful scenes after alleged racist chanting from sections of the Serbian crowd.
UEFA has charged the Football Associations of England and Serbia in the wake of Tuesday’s match but, as the furore continues, Black insists Lowe has returned to Ewood ready for tomorrow’s trip to Derby.
He said: “I have spoken to him on his performance. That is foremost in my mind. Obviously the circumstances are ones which we never want to see.
“He performed exceptionally well in both games and is bound to be feeling pretty good.
“It is ridiculous we are still facing these things in this day and age. It has to be removed from the game.
“I am 100 per cent behind the players reporting anything like that and 100 per cent behind anything being done to try and eradicate it.”
On Thursday Serbia’s football federation requested statements from all players and staff involved in Tuesday’s international.
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