Date: 29th December 2011 at 1:42pm
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Former Blackburn defender Mick McGrath has made a plea to Venky’s to do the right thing and invest in the playing staff when the transfer window opens.

Rovers are three days away from one of the biggest transfer windows in the history of the club and with uncertainty surrounding the club it is difficult to know how much exactly Steve Kean has to spend in the market.

Rovers are short in all areas of the pitch with a right back, a central midfielder and a striker with a bit of pace the most glaringly obvious targets.

McGrath himself has an affinity with Blackburn as he was a player here for over 10 years during the 50’s and 60’s so knows the club well… He reckons it could take as much as £20 million to keep Rovers safe.

McGrath told the Lancashire Telegraph – ‘They need experienced players who can come in and play straight away.

‘You’re talking £5million each in today’s game so that’s probably about £20million. The owners need to spend money or sell it to new investors who will. The club can’t afford to go down. I’d hate to think of the consequences if they did.

‘You look at other clubs who have gone out of the Premier League, clubs like Leeds who went down and down, and I think it could be a number of years before Blackburn got back.’

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