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Blackburn Rovers manager admits he is happy to play the kids ahead of Huddersfield Town test

Paul Lambert hints he may look at some of the club's Academy products

Blackburn Rovers manager Paul Lambert

Huddersfield Town could be facing some unfamiliar names when they travel to Ewood Park on Saturday.

With Blackburn Rovers all but guaranteed Championship football next season, manager Paul Lambert is willing to give the kids a go between now and the end of the current campaign.

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The former Aston Villa manager, who took over at Rovers in November, has been impressed with what he's seen from the club's Academy products and has suggested he may find room for them in the final five games before the summer.

“There might be a case for having a look at the younger ones before the end of the season," declared Lambert.

“I saw them playing on Monday night against West Brom and there’s one or two who are pretty handy.

“I thought that when I first came in to the club and nothing’s really changed my opinion of it.

“They have done ever so well to get to the semi-final of the FA Youth Cup and from what I saw against West Brom, they were good.

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“There’s one or two who have trained with us, so it’s pretty pleasing.

“I’m always one who will throw a kid in.

“If I think he’s good enough, then I’ll throw him in.

“There’s a few who have been with the first team so it’s not as if they’re a million miles from my thinking.

“It doesn’t matter how old they are; if I think they will perform then I will play them.”


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