Kean keen to push Rochina

Rovers boss has plans for Spanish starlet

By Graeme Bailey - Tweet me: @skygraemebailey.   Last Updated: 21/09/11 4:56pm

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Blackburn boss Steve Kean admits that Spanish ace Ruben Rochina is already a key figure in his plans.

The 20-year-old forward has been one of the stand-out figures for Rovers so far this term and has already bagged four goals.

Kean says Rochina still has plenty to work on, but is hopeful that he can continue to improve.

"Ruben is still young. I think we have to ensure there is stability behind his tricks to make sure there is shape to the team," said Kean.

"He still must learn that because it does not matter where you are playing, if you lose the ball in the wrong areas then you are putting your team in danger.

"That is something we will keep hammering into him and he will get it because that is the only part of the game he has to improve on.

Control

"He doesn't look like a player who doesn't have the ball under control at any time.

"He always has his head up and if you had a freeze frame you would see he is always looking at what is going on.

"If he can learn about when to bounce it off then I think he can go to a very high level.

"He is a difference-maker but he has to adapt to how we want to play.

"He can see a pass or score a goal but he still has to fit into the team and I don't think we have to accept he could lose it."

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