The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

BLACK­BURN man­ager Owen Coyle says the cen­tre-back part­ner­ship of Dar­ragh Leni­han and Char­lie Mul­grew is im­prov­ing all the time.

At 22 and 30 re­spec­tively, the com­bi­na­tion of youth and ex­pe­ri­ence shut out free-scor­ing New­cas­tle last week and Coyle looks set to stick with them de­spite the re­turn from in­jury of Gor­don Greer.

“They have been get­ting bet­ter by the week,” he said. “Leni­han’s a young man who, for me, is go­ing to be a big, big as­set.

“Mul­grew has com­po­sure on the ball. He’s a win­ner with real de­sire and that fil­ters through to the other play­ers.”

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