Date: 21st July 2015 at 7:46pm
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Blackburn Rovers have completed the signings of not one but two players today with FREE agents Bengali-Fode Koita and trialist Sacha Petshi both coming to Ewood Park. We’re not in a position too be that picky with who comes in, however, they wouldn’t have been on too many others radars, however, hopefully they’ll be diamonds from the rough!!

We’ve become more accustomed to players leaving Ewood as opposed to arriving so two arriving in one day is almost unheard of!!

Guinea forward (and former French Under-21 International) Fode Koita actually became our second signing having left Caen at the end of last season. I’ve got absolutely no idea what the twenty-four-year-old can do (he’s a winger and can also play as a striker).

If Fode Koita can have a similar impact to that Josh King would’ve had that’ll be a bonus wouldn’t it?? If King hadn’t decided to leave Rovers to move on to Barclays Premier League side AFC Bournemouth you feel (sorry dude!!) our new arrival could do just about as much if he can stay injury free (as King couldn’t too much) and he’s also on much reduced wages too!!

Fode Koita has plenty of experience in the French Ligue 1 so he’s got ability, however, he couldn’t hold down a regular first-team sport anywhere really.

He told The Official Blackburn Rovers Website: “In France, the game is more technical, but here it is physical, it is very strong. I am here to learn and to do my best.

One of the four trialists Gary Bowyer’s been looking at over the Summer was Petshi with the twenty three-year-old midfielder doing enough to get himself a contract (being confirmed first) with a one year deal signed that does have the option of a second.

Petshi added: “It is a good club, with good facilities and a good team.

“I’m here to play, to learn and to help the team win lots of games.


I’ve got to admit to having serious reservations about this one if I’m completely truthful as he’s coming to Ewood from the French Third Division, and given his age it’s not as if he’s a youngster either!!

A diamond from the rough, I’ll keep hoping for this and I’m not going to be overly critical of these moves and will at least given them a chance before casting too much judgment, we’ve to at least do that in fairness.

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