Allardyce avoids players

28 October 2009 01:56
Blackburn assistant manager Neil McDonald has confirmed Sam Allardyce kept away from his players during the win over Peterborough on Tuesday night. [LNB] Rovers claimed a 5-2 victory over the Championship side to book their place in the quarter-finals of the Carling Cup.[LNB] The Ewood Park outfit are recovering from a bout of swine flu which has affected the club, and Allardyce spent the whole of Tuesday's match in the stands rather than on the touchline because he was feeling unwell.[LNB] "He is feeling a little unwell, so he sat upstairs as he wanted to see the picture from above," McDonald told Sky Sports.[LNB] "He trusts in his staff which is excellent, and he was at the game but he didn't want to take any chances.[LNB] "He shot out just to make sure nobody gets what he might have."[LNB] McDonald said there were no new cases to report of players having fallen sick.[LNB] "It's under control. We had a squad up on Monday and everyone came through from that squad which was great," McDonald said.[LNB] "We will monitor it on a 24-hour basis. Everyone seems okay."[LNB] A spokesman for Blackburn confirmed that Allardyce was not at the club's training ground on Wednesday but would be back at work on Thursday.

Source: Eurosport