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Blackburn hero Gallacher welcomes new takeover talk

Blackburn Rovers hero Kevin Gallacher has welcomed the prospect of the club coming under new ownership.

Indian businessman Saurin Shah is leading a Mumbai group who have made an official bid to buy Rovers from the Walker Trust and Gallacher believes that, with little known about the potential investors, they deserve the benefit of the doubt for the moment.

He told the Lancashire Telegraph: "Any investment would be fantastic news for the club. If we are going to stay in the top 10 or better for the foreseeable future then extra money is needed and that means new investors.

"The Walker Trust has been trying to sell up for a few years now and, apart from the American Dan Williams, we haven't heard of much serious interest. Let's hope this is just that.

"Whatever happens though, what is important is that the club doesn't lose its identity and its family feel. People like John Williams and Tom Finn, the entire board really, have made massive contributions over the years and we need people like that to stay.

"I am sure any potential buyer would recognise that as well. You would be a fool to get rid of the men who have made the club so successful and who have got the club where they are."

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