Blackburn boss Allardyce holding back Kalinic

Blackburn Rovers boss Sam Allardyce is holding back new signing Nikola Kalinic. Allardyce says his new £6million hitman Kalinic, 21, will not get a run-out at Sunderland next weekend.

Blackburn Rovers boss Sam Allardyce is holding back new signing Nikola Kalinic.

Allardyce says his new £6million hitman Kalinic, 21, will not get a run-out at Sunderland next weekend.

Instead the Croatian international, who joined from Hajduk Split, will get his first taste of English football in the Carling Cup at Gillingham.

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