Date: 25th September 2014 at 10:02am
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There’s still areas of the Blackburn Rovers squad that’s a little lacking but on the whole we’ve got the makings of a very good squad this season, which could (with consistency) do very well.

If Jordan Rhodes and Rudy Gestede continue to build on their partnership and (both) score the goals then this will go some way to getting us where we want to be at the end of the Championship season, however, our strongest area has to be midfield.

We’re so well stocked in midfield that some player who would get into most other sides at the level have to sometimes be content with a place on the substitutes bench.

Craig Conway, Tom Cairney, Ben Marshall and Corry Evans are players others must be looking on at admiringly but it’s the role of Evans that has been hailed by Matt Kilgallon, who feels he’s potentially pivotal to our Championship promotion hopes.

Kilgallon told Sky Sports: “They (the midfielders) all have got goals in them and all got the eye for a pass as they’ve got a good football brain that allows them to see the runs Jordan and Rudy make.

“It’s nice to have them. But you need to have someone like Corry as well. You talk about clean sheets as a back four but you need that sitting midfielder as well. You can’t have every midfielder just flying off so that is Corry’s job to have a look around and help us out.

“The amount of balls he intercepts and makes it easier for us is a joke really. I don’t know if people see that but he does do a massive job for us and let’s the rest of them go do what they do.

Hopefully that first clean sheet of the season (which all helped us too) last Saturday against Fulham can be another turning point that we’ll build on.

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