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Blackburn boss Allardyce: Squad better than I thought

Blackburn Rovers boss Sam Allardyce has reaffirmed his pleasure in seeing so many of his young players make the grade.

A lot of Rovers' success over the past 12 months can be put down to their youth revolution, with several of their academy starlets breaking into the first team.

They have also managed to unearth some 'bargain signings, like French midfielder Steven Nzonzi, but Allardyce knows their task does not get any easier.

"We have promoted some very good players and we have improved the players who are already here and that has catapulted us towards being a more sound solid squad than I thought," Allardyce told the Lancashire Telegraph.

"What we have to do now is keep going out and proving it and keep improving by the results we get, which is always very difficult because we have spent less than anybody else.

"We have progressed so far in the last few months there are a number of sides we should be beating.

"We shouldn't struggle so much although that doesn't mean we don't guard against that and guard against potential complacency."

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