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Blackburn Set to Recall Orr
Thursday, 17th Jan 2013 10:35

Blackburn Rovers will recall right-back Bradley Orr from Town at the end of his current spell on January 26th, according to reports in Lancashire. Rovers had previously agreed to extend the 30-year-old’s stay until the end of the season.

Since that agreement was made, Michael Appleton has taken over as manager at Ewood Park and the former Blackpool and Portsmouth boss is likely to want to assess the players currently at his new club.

Blackburn aren't able to recall the Liverpudlian from his current spell but he could go back to his parent club after the game against his former side Bristol City at Ashton Gate a week on Saturday.

If Orr does return, Blues boss Mick McCarthy could renew his interest in his former Wolves right-back Ronald Zubar, who was strongly linked with a move to Portman Road before Christmas.

However, the 27-year-old would appear to be part of new Molineux manager Dean Saunders’s plans, having started their 1-1 draw with Blackburn at the weekend. Wolves defender Richard Stearman - primarily a centre-half but also capable of playing at right-back - and striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake also continue to be linked with the Blues.

Town are believed to be unwilling to pay the £1.8 million Wolves want for Stearman, while Ebanks-Blake seems a less likely target after the additions of David McGoldrick, Aaron Mclean and Frank Nouble.

Meanwhile, Town boss Mick McCarthy was at the League Managers' Association's European Managers and Coaches Forum at St George’s Park, Burton yesterday.

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RaymondovicBlue added 10:47 - Jan 17
Oh dear - we already knew how precarious it was using loans .. but didn't people say that Hewitt was good? and with chambers able to play RB (and ... don't minus me for this ... if he was injured in a game we could switch Carlos there to complete the game) .... especially if a CB is a target that leaves Chambers on the bench or looking for a position ??

I think Bradley's worth a place at his parent club, but welcome back here if they can't see that !
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DanLyles added 10:48 - Jan 17
Would have liked us to have kept Orr but his departure gives MM a great opportunity to give Hewitt game time and get him ready for next season
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Wickets added 10:48 - Jan 17
So the Cat and Mouse begins!
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Popeye added 10:49 - Jan 17
That's orrful news!
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Kesgraveblue57 added 10:50 - Jan 17
Talk about a change of mind by Blackburn Rovers but many thanks Bradley for your help I wish you all the best
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StowTractorBoy added 10:52 - Jan 17
£1.8m for Stearman and he is not even a regular at Wolves - no thank you. Shame about Orr good solid professional who has done a great job for us.
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TractorBoyOlly added 10:53 - Jan 17
Good
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gazzmac4 added 10:57 - Jan 17
This is bad timing but might not be as awful as it first appears. I would love to see Hewitt get a crack at it but i suspect MM will opt for Chambo at RB with Kisnorbo coming in at centre half with Tommy.

Either option is good for me. Hewitt did not look out of his depth against Villa and Kisnorbo also looked commanding in that game too.
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afrodids added 11:02 - Jan 17
every cloud and all that. Will be a shame to lose him however hopefully it will give EH a chance. COYB
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Karlosfandangal added 11:07 - Jan 17
Feel it just put the pressure on MM to find another Right Back.
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Len_Brennan added 11:08 - Jan 17
£1.8m is too much for Stearman, but I remember watching him a few years ago & thinking he was class.Fair enough he was very poor in a couple of Premiership games last season, but I would trust Mick to know the player he is & what he is capable of again AND he is only 25. I wouldn't be unhappy to see Mick spend £1m on him.
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irishtim added 11:09 - Jan 17
Well lets see what MM does now. Could be interesting. One thing with Mick he is always thinking a few steps ahead & Prob saw this coming. Would like to be a bit closer to safety before putting too much pressure on Hewitt.
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dirtyboy added 11:09 - Jan 17
Not pleased to see a good back four broken up to be honest. There's been continuity and they've looked a strong unit. I really wouldn't like to second guess what McCarthy will do in this situation. gazzmac4 might be right, maybe Hewitt will get a run, or maybe Edwards will drop back, and McClean will play right midfield....who knows?
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Michael11 added 11:21 - Jan 17
Quite disappointed with that, i like Orr and he can play multiple positions which you need in a squad. Think it's time to give young Hewitt a chance to show what he can do now unless Kisnorbo goes centre back with Chambers right back?
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AbujaBlue added 11:34 - Jan 17
For some daft reason the Blackburn fans hate him, and I had hoped that would have been enough to keep him here. Dangerous move for Appleton, a few bad results with this and he could lose favour very quickly.
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petermorris added 11:43 - Jan 17
We need an seasoned Orr-ternative 'til we're 'safe'. Hew-itt will be I have no idea.
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Edmunds5 added 11:48 - Jan 17
Bit dissapointed by this because we had a consistent defence that was looking steady. If you look at Cardiff their defence has pretty much been the same all season give or take the odd change. Agree with Irishtim about McCarthy. He's already shown an eye for a player in the market and will already be weighing up his options. However I wouldn't be that concerned if he played Hewitt regularly, Luke Shaw has played left back for Southampton in the Premier League and has been excellent and he's even younger than Hewitt, plus Hewitt strikes me as someone who could handle that pressure.
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FarringdonBlue added 11:51 - Jan 17
Whilst being a solid defender he's lacking pace and got absolutely crucified against Bristol City at home. Move Chambo out to RB, onwards and upwards!
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itfc94 added 12:07 - Jan 17
While this is a shame, I feel this is the chance for Elliott Hewitt to take the stage.
Give the young lad a go
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BotesdaleBlue added 12:13 - Jan 17
This is a real shame ...BUT ...it just goes to show how precarious it is trying to build a team on loanees. MM clearly knows this and I hope the recall is used in positive way to get our own right back in on a permanent basis.

In truth, I am sick and tired of one loanee after another coming and going from this club, even though some have had a positive effect, particularly this season. I Trust MM when he says, as he has previously, that he wants to have his own players in for next season and I wish him all the best in acheiving this goal.
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Jewels added 12:42 - Jan 17
Orr is very slow but not a bad kicker of the ball. I would feel happier to sign someone permanently and lets hope Clegg will learn that in the longrun it is not good to have so many loan players. Give Hewitt a go, he will only get better and better.
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dirtydingusmagee added 12:50 - Jan 17
orr thats a bummer, that underlines the probs with having too many loan players, they can get recalled and unsettle the team. The team seemed to be gelling nicely, then changes have to be made. Anyway mustnt get dispondant Mick will get us sorted .COYB
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NicRams added 12:55 - Jan 17
Played well but now is time to build 'our' squad for next season. Hewitt or what ever Mick's other thoughts are, but they must be permanent and they must be commited.
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itfc1981 added 13:15 - Jan 17
disastrous news, the balance on the right side of defence has made us look solid for the first time in years.
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johnwarksshorts added 13:18 - Jan 17
Its not that bad, by the time Bradley leaves young Elliott Hewitt will be ready to step in.
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