Allardyce: No chance of Emerton exit

26 July 2010 08:50
Sam Allardyce has ruled out selling Brett Emerton after predicting big things for the Blackburn Rovers midfielder this season.[LNB] Emerton took time to rediscover his form during the 2009/10 campaign after enduring a nine-month lay-off due to a knee injury.[LNB]He has recently been linked with a move to Galatasaray, where he would join fellow Australians, Harry Kewell and Lucas Neill, in Turkey.[LNB]But Allardyce does not want to lose the 31-year-old and is confident Emerton is now in a position to make a significant impact at Ewood Park.[LNB]"It's been frustrating for Brett, but I think this season is going to be the one where he will show his full potential again," said Allardyce.[LNB]"I do think the trauma of an injury that big at his age shocked him.[LNB]"But it hasn't from a physical point of view as he's never been so fit. Hopefully, those injuries are put to one side now."[LNB]Emerton has also pledged his commitment to Rovers and insists he has no intention of quitting the Premier League club.[LNB]He said: "I'm really sick of speaking about it. It was a rumour started in the media and it just snowballed.[LNB]"I have two years left on my contract and I intend to finish them."

Source: Team_Talk