Hughes retains Stead faith
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Blackburn boss Mark Hughes insists he retains faith in Jonathan Stead.Blackburn boss Mark Hughes insists he retains faith in Jon Stead despite the fact the player has failed to find the net this term.
Stead proved an astute signing last season when he fired six goals in 13 starts for Rovers, in a run of form that helped keep Premiership football at Ewood Park.
The rise of Stead from football's basement with Huddersfield to The Premiership was one of the stories of last season but this year he has struggled to match such success.
However, Hughes insists he still has belief in the talents of the England Under-21 international.
''Jon is a very good player and he has great energy and ability,'' said Hughes.
''I have been very pleased with him in the short period that I have worked with him.
''People are probably more aware of him after the goals he scored last season, but with the ability that he has, we will make sure we get the best out of him.
''I'm pretty sure the goals will come for him before too long.''
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