Blackburn Rovers midfielder David Dunn is hoping the club's new owners can replicate the success inspired by former owner Jack Walker.

During Walker's tenure, Blackburn won the Barclays Premier League in the 1994/95 season, buying some of the country's top stars in the process.

Now under Indian owned Venky's control, Rovers are hoping to repeat such a feat, but early results have gone against manager Steve Kean, creating animosity among the Ewood Park faithful.

But Dunn says: "Venky’s I think they are the right people for the club and they will take Blackburn forward."

"I was very close to Jack Walker and he was a great owner for Blackburn. Walker was amazing. Under him we really did well and without his money we might well have never won the league."


"He got us players like Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton, who were amazing, and other real top players who are household names and it is tough for Venky’s to step into his place, but I have been very impressed by them so far.

Despite victory over Arsenal, Rovers lie second bottom of the league and Saturday's defeat to Manchester City has increased the pressure on Kean, and the club's new regime.

"For 60 minutes we competed really well against them," Dunn added. "We contained them really well but we must understand that we are talking about a big team, one of the best in the world.

"As I said, when I looked at their bench during the game, I saw a player who cost more than what the Venky’s paid to buy our club! But we can bounce back.

"We are disappointed we haven’t picked up the points that we should have. "We could have picked up four-to-five more points and would have been well above our current position in the table.

"The league is very close, there are a few top teams and then the rest are bunched up together. We have to make sure we pick up as many points possible, starting next week against QPR."

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