Date: 20th December 2011 at 9:02am
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Rovers defender Michel Salgado has spoken out against the club as pressure builds on Steve Kean and owners Venky’s.

Salgado claimed last night that he is fit and ready to play for the side but is being prevented from doing so because the club can’t afford to offer him a new deal.

The Real Madrid legend has a clause in his contract which means if he plays 9 more games for Blackburn Rovers he is entitled to a contract extension which may be preying on the owners minds with Steve Kean earlier this week admitting that Salgado wouldn’t be at Ewood Park next season.

But Michel has spoken out on the matter and has now likely played his last game under Kean’s tenure.

‘I want the fans to know all I want to do is help the team and help Blackburn survive in the Premier League, but the owners and manager aren’t allowing me to do this,’ Salgado told Sky Sports News.

‘I’m fit to play but I have been given five days off instead.’

Listening to the club’s response on this matter will be absolutely fascinating.

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