Allardyce cool about spending

14 August 2009 07:12
Manager Sam Allardyce has confirmed that Blackburn Rovers have little or no money left to spend in the transfer market. Allardyce has had to be frugal with the cash at his disposal, with Croatia striker Nikola Kalinic the only major outlay. "I and the chairman have had to satisfy the financial side of the club first and what we've got left we've tried to spend as well as we possibly can," Allardyce stated. "It gets a little frustrating, but being in this position now for many, many years, I understand the financial plight of football clubs in the Premier League. You have to live with that and do the best with what you've got. "We've got no funds to spend any more money, we've been told by the chairman. The funds are all gone so we lie with the squad that we've got. "There are one or two fringe players that we've had enquiries about and we may let them go, but at the moment if what we've got is all we've got to go with, then I'm comfortable with that." Allardyce has also been able to add striker Franco di Santo (loan), defenders Lars Jacobsen and Gael Givet and midfielders Steven N'Zonzi and Elrio Van Heerden to his squad this summer.

Source: ESA