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Blackburn No1 Robinson hails inspirational skipper Samba

Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper Paul Robinson has hailed the early season form of Christopher Samba.

The giant Congolese defender was a colossus as Rovers held big-spending Manchester City to a 1-1 draw on Saturday - with his goalkeeper describing Samba's contribution as "immense".

Robinson told the Lancashire Telegraph: "We managed to keep the ball out between us at the end, but Chris Samba was immense.

"Especially losing Ryan Nelsen early, Gael Givet moved across and Martin Olsson slotted in at left back and it shows we have a few players on the bench, we are not just an 11-man team.

"As captain, Chris leads by example. He is very much like Ledley King the way he does that.

"He is not overly vocal but, at times, as you saw at the end, he is. It gets to everyone in the end.

"He is so laid back. At times around the training ground, he is so laid back he could fall over.

"But if keeps performing like that he can do what he likes during the week."

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