Date: 2nd February 2010 at 2:07pm
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Barnsley boss Mark Robins has revealed that he tried to sign Robbie Blake (as well as Wigan’s Jason Scotland) on transfer deadline day.

He told the Star:

‘I was interested in him (Blake) but he wasn’t available,’

Rumours circulated over the weekend that Blake might be a target for Barnsley and it sounds like a permanent move might have been at the back of Robins mind rather than a loan. Either way he was unsuccessful but at least there does not appear to be any hard feelings between the two managers with Laws letting Jay Rodriguez go there instead on a one month loan.

Robbie Blake has struggled on occasion for Burnley this season and has recently had to be content with a place on the bench.

It is clear though that Laws still believes 33 year old, Blake can do a job at Burnley and the new gaffer showed faith in him last Saturday by giving him a starting eleven place against league leaders,Chelsea in the game at Turf Moor.

Blake’s contract runs out in the summer and he will be hoping to impress Brian Laws enough between now and the end of the season with a view to a contract extension.

Many Clarets fans will be hoping that there is still at least another season for Blake. He is now a legend at the club in his second spell with Burnley.

If nothing else he will of course be remembered this season for the stunning goal he scored at home to current Premier League Champions, Manchester United to secure a 1-0 victory in our first home game back in the top flight for 33 years!


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