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Dunn's form pleases Sam

14 Sep 2009 - 15:47:07

Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce has decided to sacrifice a striker so that he can use David Dunn in his starting line-up.

The injury-prone midfielder was outstanding in the 3-1 win against Wolves, when the Rovers boss opted to start with Jason Roberts on his own up front.

The 29-year-old struggled with persistent hamstring and Achilles problems last season but now seems to be back to his best.

Allardyce said: "The huge concern for the strikers we've got at the club is that Dunny is playing so well in that role, because I've got four very good strikers.

"Two are very young, inexperienced but talented - Franco Di Santo and Niko Kalinic - and two have greater experience and good talent as well, Jason Roberts and Benni McCarthy.

"I was expecting we'd be playing with a 4-4-2 most of the time this season because it suited us.

"But all of a sudden Dunny's popped up and not only created goals and opportunities but he's scored two himself, against Gillingham and on Saturday.

"In that position the opposition find it difficult on how to mark him."


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