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Rovers depth pleases Ince
28 Aug 2008 - 08:37:30
Paul Ince claims he will have no concerns about pitching some of his second string players into Premier League action after Wednesday's 4-1 Carling Cup success over Grimsby Town.
The Rovers boss made eight changes to the side that started their last league game, but a new-look line-up coasted to a second round victory at Ewood Park in which new Chile midfielder Carlos Villanueva caught the eye.
"When you win at Everton and draw at home to pick up four points, you don't change your side around a bit," said Ince when asked if the performance of his second string had left him with a selection dilemma.
"But there are certainly one or two that have shown that if it's not going well on Saturday, which I hope is not the case, then I can put them on and they could change the game.
"We started off very slow, but it was always a game that could potentially have been a banana skin.
"After 20 minutes we looked out of sorts until Carlos created a bit of magic and got us back to 1-1.
"When that one went in, I felt more at ease then. The whole lads played well in the second half.
"We could have had eight or nine to be honest and that's not being disrespectful to Grimsby because they've come here and had a go and, at times, caused us problems."