Roberts happy to be heading in the right direction

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Jason Roberts is unanimous that Blackburn Rovers' new owners Venky's have the club's best interests at heart and is ready to repay them with an Barclays Premier League opening day win over Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Following the sacking of Sam Allardyce mid-way through last season, many were sceptical of the intentions of the new Indian owners, a belief strengthened by the lack of activity in the summer transfer window.

However, following the signing of David Goodwillie and Radosav Petrovic in the past week and encouraging talks with the owners have led Roberts to believe that the club are going in the right direction.

"It was fantastic for me to be able to sit down with the owners, talk about their plans and have them show that faith in the boys that they want to hear what we have to say," said Roberts. "Everything they said to us made me feel this club is going to be progressing.

"It is obviously going to be progressing their way because they run the club, but from the players' point of view, we are all 100 per cent behind them and look forward to what could be an exciting era.


"The way they have treated us has been top drawer. Obviously players will be coming in and things will be changing.

Rovers beat their first day opponents Wolves on the final day of last season to assure their survival in the Premier League, and Roberts says the team are focused on starting the season like they finished it.

"You take pre-season with a pinch of salt because it is all for nothing if we don't start well on Saturday," he added.

"Of course, we want to start well, we want to get off with a win and we want to get the fans behind us from the start."

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