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Summer war chest for Blackburn boss Allardyce

Blackburn chairman John Williams has promised Sam Allardyce spending money during the summer. Rovers reluctantly sold Benni McCarthy to West Ham for £2million in January and the club are expected to reinvest that money in new players at the end of the season, depending on their final position in the Premier League.

Chairman Williams admits the final standings in the league will have a bearing on the amount available.

"It always depends on how we finish compared to what we budgeted for," he told the Lancashire Evening Telegraph.

"If we can hold our league position then we should have the Benni McCarthy money to reinvest in the squad and hopefully that should allow us to make the signings we want to make.

"We've said all along that we will be sustainable without selling anyone as long as we can hold our league position, because then we've got the new television payments coming in for the 2010/11 season.

"Every position in the league is worth around £750,000, which is massive for us.

"But drop three places and that's £2m off your budget and the Benni McCarthy money is gone."

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