Date: 25th March 2009 at 9:58am
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Carlos Villanueva was the man for the reserves again as his double sunk Man City reserves. Rovers won 2-1 against City at the Regional Sports Arena last night.

A penalty and a lcassy finish were the difference as a young Rovers side triumphed. A dynamic line up that included Alex Marrow as well as first team fringe players Keith Treacy and Danny Simpson were always the stronger side as the second string made their claim for a regular starting spot.

Carlos Villanueva put Rovers ahead early on before a Phil Jones own goal levelled the scores. Villanueva scored the winner from the penalty spot in the 76th minute.

It surely can’t be long before Carlos is seen out and about the for the first team.

Blackburn: Bunn, Jones, Simpson, Flynn, Gunning, Hodge, Doran, Marrow, J Santa Cruz, Villanueva, Treacy.

Unused subs: Marshall, Bussman, Haworth, Lowe, Morrissey.


13 Replies to “Villanueva Brace As Rovers Reserves Beat City”

  • Hopefully, but I really dont think hes Sam’s type of player. Where can he play is the question? Our game is now very much focussed on getting the ball up into the box to Chris Samba, whatever the stats may suggest on the Rovers website that is our gameplan and it is evident every game, though usually effective so Im not complaining. But sadly I dont see Carlos fitting into this system as much I’d like to see him play.

  • With performances from the front two against West Ham, surely there’s room for Carlos behind a lone striker?

  • money4midefield is so right lets give him a go there! i believe wen he scored against grimsby we shuda gave him more games consistently so he would have improved whilst playing instead of the in and out scenario! look at all the top teams they all have pace in the upper field we need that, weve needed that for that past few seasons! we will stay up i have faith! bring on the opposition!!!

  • Personally I think Big Sam’s mind is made up on Carlos, he isn’t his type of player and certainly not a player that he will use with us in the position that we are currently in. WHEN we are safe he’ll probably give him a runout?!?!

  • I agree, I dont think he has been given a fair crack here. Sam should start bringing him on for Pedersen in games with 20-30 mins to go and see if he can make a contribution. Its not like Pedersen is doing a whole lot at the moment anyway, altho admittedly he has upped his game a small bit. Still tho I think this lad can offer us a bit more creativity down the left and I want to see it happen!

  • Guys i have a feeling their might be something else to this. When we were first signing him, i read that the transfer deal was based on appearances. If he played a certain amount of first team games, the transfer price would increase, rather then the fixed 5.5 mill rumoured. Sure, we havent seen him on the big stage, but maybe, just maybe, if we are safe with 3-4 games to go, Carlos might be given his chance, and save us 2 mill on a deal…..

  • Not sure about that – if we’re in trouble and need him to play I’m sure the board would be prepared to spend an extra two mill rather than being relegated and losing £20 mill! Maybe he’s not ready for the Prem yet, or maybe Sam doesn’t want to experiement

  • Sas ‘deepthroat’ man breaks the Rovers conspiracy! I fear Walker is right though, Big sam just doesn’t fancy him. Imo, he’s our best freekick taker at the moment (think he’s scored a few this season). Even if he’s only on to have a pop now and again, or to float one in to Samba and co. surely he’s worth a crack in the last 20 mins etc.

  • You would certainly think so money. Remember that free kick against Blyth in the FA Cup? not a goalie in the world keeping that out!

  • I hear plenty of things mikey, i remember reading it when we first signed him on loan, plenty of reports floated a 5.5 mill transfer fee, whilst one report floated the idea mentioned above, i just dont know, this guy is something special, hopefully we get a good run, score some wins, and carlos can show us he is worth 3-4 mill pounds.

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