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Friday 15 December 2017

Angry Andrews blasts Rovers regime

New West Brom signing Keith Andrews (pictured) has spoken about his dissatisfaction with the way his former club Blackburn has been run since it was taken over.

Indian owners Venky's took charge in November 2010 and replaced experienced manager Sam Allardyce with coach Steve Kean.

And Andrews has spoken out about the regime which deemed him surplus to requirements, first loaning him out to Ipswich before allowing him to move to The Hawthorns.

"Things went on in the summer that I wasn't entirely happy with," said the Republic of Ireland international. "I had a tough season last year with a fairly simple injury, where I ended up getting an infection from the operation.

"For one reason or another, I didn't play a lot of football last year. It was taken out of my hands in the summer. They wanted rid of me without really consulting me, so from that point on I was keen to get away."

And Andrews sympathises with the players left at the club.

"I think it's very hard," said the former MK Dons man.

"The way the club's been run since the owners have taken over, the whole scenario isn't ideal.

"I think anyone that is in it will tell you that it's a bit of a mish-mash.

"The budget has been restricted, there's players leaving left, right and centre.

"It's not an ideal scenario."

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