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Feb 9, 2012

Kean hopes to have Samba back

Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean hopes to find common ground with Chris Samba for him to return to the first team after the club turned down his transfer request last month.

• Kean hints at action

Samba has been training with the reserves after he said he could no longer give 100% for the club, and Kean had hinted Rovers could take legal action. The centre-back has since suffered a hamstring injury which rules him out of the key relegation match with QPR this weekend, but he could be back in the team once fit.

"We want to get Chris back on the pitch and make sure he's in the proper physical state,'' Kean said. "His actions as far as coming in and training - he trained really well on Monday - he's been in, he's been around the place but what happened and what was said in the window he can put behind him.

"I can only take his enthusiasm and application in the sessions and that was excellent on Monday and that's the last session he's had, unfortunately.

"After the session, Chris felt a sensation in his hamstring and was getting a bit of back pain so because of that injury he didn't manage to play in the [reserve] game.

"He has been getting treatment on his hamstring and back ever since, so unfortunately he's not available.

"I'm sure once we can get this injury he's got cleared up he'll be back on the pitch with the reserves to get some minutes under his belt because we want to get him back as quickly as possible.

"We've got to make sure that when he's feeling any niggles like this he gets it right and he's in good hands with our medical team. There's another reserve game on Monday and if he can make that and get some minutes under his belt fantastic, if not, we move on.''

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