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Andrews attacks 'underhanded' Blackburn owners

The Irish international has criticised the powers that be at the club, while suggesting that Christopher Samba is unlikely to ever play for them again.

Andrews recently signed for West Brom on a free transfer.
Andrews recently signed for West Brom on a free transfer.

NEW WEST BROM midfielder, Keith Andrews, has launched a scathing attack on Blackburn’s owners Venky’s, claiming his position at the club became untenable due to their poor treatment of him.

The Ireland international recently signed for West Brom, just prior to the closure of the January transfer window, following a successful loan spell at Ipswich.

And speaking to reporters, he recalled the reasons behind his falling out with Blackburn’s owners:

“They guaranteed me some football. But then, during pre-season, my advisers were hearing I was being touted around.

“There was a season-long loan agreed with a club in the Championship. They had agreed it without my knowledge. I was told in Hong Kong when we were on a pre-season tour.

“I want to play and enjoy my football. It was underhanded the way they went about it.”

He said that he was “never going to play for Blackburn again after that,” while claiming that the club wanted him back following his much-heralded loan spell with Ipswich.

He also mocked the owners, speculating whether they thought “the Championship was a higher division than the Premier League” and claimed that Blackburn’s star centre-back Christopher Samba was unlikely to ever play for the club again.

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