Roberts has Rovers future - Sam

14 November 2010 01:14
lackburn boss Sam Allardyce insists striker Jason Roberts can force his way back into the team and have a future at Ewood Park.[LNB] Roberts scored the winner in Blackburn's previous two games but did not celebrate and his appearance in the second half against Tottenham spurred Rovers into a late rally.[LNB]"He is a player who wanted to make a statement and is doing very well at it," said Allardyce after Saturday's 4-2 Premier League defeat at White Hart Lane. "He has played his way back into the team.[LNB]"We said at the end of the transfer deadline: 'look you haven't got where you thought you were going to get.[LNB]'You thought you were going to get away and you haven't. So you are still a part of the team and if you prove you are the best player to play we will play you'.[LNB]"He is forcing his way in and is almost the number one selection for me."[LNB]Roberts certainly made a difference as Rovers scored two late goals but it was Blackburn's defensive woes that had Allardyce most annoyed.[LNB]"At 1-0 we had two of our best chances of the game and then going 2-0 down was the killer for us," he admitted. "We took control of the game in the first 20 minutes of the second half but failed to score.[LNB]"We then gifted Tottenham the third and it took the pressure off them. We created enough chances to have scored more. But unfortunately our defence failed to turn up."

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