Date: 12th November 2016 at 1:54pm
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There’s a feeling of déjà vu in many ways as Martin Samuelsen spoke about his own hopes of greater involvement with Blackburn at the last international break.

Having come in immediately after this break he then sat out the rest of it before the break we’re now on!

Samuelsen’s only Blackburn start came against Ipswich four-weeks back with the loanee from West Ham backed by Owen Coyle to ‘come good’ and fulfil his potential with Rovers, but to do this the Norwegian international needs to have the ‘physical strength’ required and prove he’s got the ‘end product’ needed.

Coyle’s been quoted by the Lancashire Telegraph as saying.

‘Young Samuelsen is going to be an exciting player and he`s going to have a very good career. A number of them I have brought in are young players with the potential and the scope for growth. Martin showed some lovely touches and worked hard when he played against Ipswich, but I think we do have to get him a bit physically stronger for the demands of the Championship.


‘But I do think in showed a couple of instances in the box where he takes people on for fun. What he`s got to understand, and he`ll learn and get better once he`s done that, is that you deliver that cross. You don`t have to go and beat your man again’

Knowing the ‘end product’ is what the 19-year-old, and other wingers, are judged upon.

The Blackburn boss isn’t in doubt about his ability and the fact he’ll become a ‘very good player’ in the long-term future, finishing.

‘Ultimately wide players are judged on their end product. But he`s certainly going to get better. It was important to give him that opportunity to do that. He worked hard and on another day something special would have happened off him. He`s going to be a very good player.’

Blackburn’s problem is we’ll not have him in the long-term! The winger is at Ewood Park on a season-long loan with Coyle perhaps needing to do his homework on what he expected from him before he came to Rovers?

With Coyle saying he’s been ‘loyal’ to certain players, but by his own admission this loyalty has perhaps worn out, maybe we’ll see changes to his selection when Blackburn return to action next weekend with Samuelsen among them.

He probably needs an extended run in the side to prove his worth though.

You have to wonder though, as we’ve previously said on here, would he do any worse than those who have been picked ahead of him!

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