Bristol Rovers chief defends club

03 February 2010 02:39
Bristol Rovers chairman Nick Higgs has defended the club's ambition after the 5-0 loss to Leyton Orient.Rovers have made just one new signing in the transfer window and have spent very little of the £1m they received for striker Rickie Lambert last summer. [LNB]He told BBC Radio Bristol: "Money's been available all season to strengthen the squad. We have a wage bill higher than it's ever been at the club. [LNB]"So we can't be criticised for lacking ambition or trying to take us forward." [LNB]He continued: "These last few weeks have been incredibly busy try to bring players in. [LNB]"It hasn't happened, we're disappointed and we've got to start again." [LNB]Paul Trollope's side have won just once in their last five league games and are in ninth place, eight points off the play-offs, after their worst defeat in 18 years. [LNB]But Higgs is still optimistic that Rovers can be in contention for promotion come the end of the season. [LNB]"I think it's still a realistic goal if we can turn things around," he said. [LNB]"It's not like we're looking over our shoulder at relegation and I think we've got to take heart from that and be positive. [LNB]"It's now down to Paul (Trollope) and Lennie (Lawrence) to sit down with the team and try to get to the bottom of what's gone wrong."

Source: BBC_Sport