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Di Santo relishing Rovers chance
Published : 05 Aug 2009 12:26:55
Franco di Santo believes his loan move to Blackburn will provide an ideal grounding in his Premier League education. The young Argentinian striker has moved to Ewood Park initially until January, although the deal could be extended for the remainder of the season. Having made just 16 substitute appearances during his 16 months with Chelsea, Di Santo is eager for more regular action and to get on the scoresheet with his new club. The 20-year-old 6ft 4in forward has been brought into help fill the void left by the departures of Roque Santa Cruz and Matt Derbyshire, with Sam Allarydce also closing in on Croatia international Nikola Kalinic. New Stamford Bridge boss Carlo Ancelotti is keen for the youngster to gain vital experience and sees Ewood Park as the perfect place to do so. "I am very happy to be here because I think Blackburn is a big team for me and I want to improve," Di Santo told the club's official website. "I want to do my best for Blackburn. For me it is important because I need to improve, score and be happy. "I spoke with the manager (Allardyce) and he convinced me to come here. "I am very fast, I like to play with height and I will try to score every game if my friends cross to me."