I’LL GET BEST OUT OF SAMBA, VOWS KEAN

Midweek Sport - - RACING EXTRA - By MATT JOHN­SON

BLACK­BURN boss Steve Kean be­lieves Chris Samba can re­gain his fo­cus and re­pro­duce his best now the trans­fer win­dow is closed.

The Rovers cap­tain handed in a trans­fer re­quest ear­lier this month – but Kean fended off a raft of bids for the want­away de­fender.

“We were very strong with state­ment ear­lier on,” said Kean.

“We want him to be part of the club. He signed a long-term deal and we want him to get back on it and get his head around the fact that he’s go­ing to be here.

“In the last win­dow and win­dows be­fore that, as soon as it closed and he got his head around be­ing here, his per­for­mance lev­els were ex­cel­lent.

“I’ll need to speak to him and say ‘We need to move for­ward now, we need to get you back in the frame, we need to get you men­tally pre­pared’.”

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