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Blackburn legend Newell: Allardyce right man in charge

Blackburn Rovers legend Mike Newell says Sam Allardyce is the right manager for Ewood Park.

Rovers had the likes of Newell, Alan Shearer, Chris Sutton and Kevin Gallacher on their books when they won the title but are currently searching for a striker after struggling for goals up front in recent times.

Newell told the Lancashire Telegraph: "I think any successful side needs good strikers and particularly in the Premier League. That's the difference.

"But all of Sam's sides are well organised and if he can just add a little bit of quality here and there, as he did at Bolton, then he'll have a chance of getting them even higher.

"He's got a proven record and after Blackburn fighting for so many years against relegation, it's important he does get them stabilised and in a comfortable position."

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