Big Sam points finger at Rovers flops

Allardyce believes his potential match-winners have not come up

with the goods enough this season and that is hitting his side’s

chances of reaching the top half of the table. Morten Gamst

Pedersen and El-Hadji Diouf both scored in the 2-2 draw against

Sunderland on Monday, but Allardyce included both players as

examples of stars who have not been consistent enough. Allardyce

said: “Some of the players have not been quite up to the level that

they should be. That is your Mortens, your Dioufys, Jason Roberts,

Benni McCarthy. “That’s why we haven’t found the goalscorers we

might have found.” Allardyce believes finding someone to emulate

the success of Sunderland’s 13-goal striker Darren Bent will be key

to his side’s ability to haul themselves away from the relegation

zone. He added: “We’ve got to find someone to start putting the

ball in the net on a regular basis because its going to make a big

different for us in turning our draws into victories.”