Jason Lowe highlighting the great development at Blackburn

Steve Kean is a manager that has been under increasing pressure this season from his own supporters; however the Blackburn boss has enjoyed his time as manager and sees the chance to manage Rovers as a fantastic honour and opportunity:

“Very much, it’s a fantastic honour. It’s a fantastic opportunity. We’ve got a great club. We’ve got a quick emergence of some fantastic young players. Unfortunately we lost Phil Jones to Manchester United, but this season we’ve had Marcus Olsson come into the club, we’ve got his brother Martin Olsson, we’ve got Junior Hoilett, Jason Lowe, Grant Hanley, Adam Henley; a number of young players that have come through our academy.  I think that is going to be the future for us, making sure that we can develop our own players together with some core players of a good type, which we’ve got a lot of.  There’s been a big change at our club, 12 – 13 players have left within a year, so we’re going through a changing process.”

One player that has performed well this season is Jason Lowe and Kean believes it is important that youngsters are given a chance, and it shows the academy system is strong at the club:

I think the fans can associate with young local boys who are coming through and Jason has done great.  He has managed to get in our first team and hold down a place, he’s got into the England U21 and he’s even got a chance of going and representing Great Britain in the Olympics so he’s done fantastical this season.  I think when you can get some of the young boys from the academy into the team it really shows that the strand of development is really strong in the club.  That’s going to be a big part of us moving forwards.”

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