Chimbonda thankful to Big Sam

28 August 2009 10:21
// A bit of a hack but it works// The article snippet is wrapped onto a second line, even when #article-sub is emptyif( $("div#article-sub").children().length == 0 ) {$("div#article-sub").remove();} New Blackburn defender Pascal Chimbonda has vowed to repay manager Sam Allardyce for the faith he has shown in him.

The Frenchman completed a move to Ewood Park from Tottenham on Thursday night and could make his debut against West Ham on Saturday.

He appreciates the effort Allardyce put into securing his services and is now determined to produce his best form.

"The manager really wanted me to come here, he made a big effort and now I want to repay him by giving 100 per cent every game," said the former Wigan and Sunderland player.

Difficult timeChimbonda made just three starts in his second spell with Spurs after being brought back to the London club by Harry Redknapp in January.

He admits it has been a difficult time in his career but is now looking forward to playing more regularly.

"I want to play football, I want to enjoy being on the pitch again as these past six months at Tottenham have been hard for me," the 30-year-old told Rovers Player.

"Now I want to rediscover my pleasure of playing football again.

"When you aren't playing it is hard, but now I think I've found a good club to play my football and I hope to enjoy it to the maximum."

Source: SKY_Sports