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DAWS ON BELLAMY

Posted on 3 March 2006  - 12:00

Michael Dawson says Craig Bellamy has added an extra dimension to Blackburn's attack - but knows Rovers' strength is the team unit, rather than any individual.

Michael Dawson says Craig Bellamy has added an extra dimension to Blackburn's attack - but knows Rovers' strength is the team unit, rather than any individual.

The pacy Welsh striker has been in fine form as Rovers have steamrolled up the Premiership table with seven wins in their last 10 games.

He has contributed 11 goals in all competitions this season and Michael has been impressed with Rovers' forward line as he prepares for Sunday’s showdown at the Lane.

"Bellamy is scoring goals and his pace is always a threat, everyone knows that,†said Daws. "He’s given them something extra, for sure.

"It’s not just goals with Bellamy though, his pace can do you damage from all areas – just look at the goal Blackburn scored against Arsenal and that’s what he’s all about.

"Both him and Dickov are similar strikers, very difficult to play against, they get about, are very lively and not afraid to give you a kick if you dwell too long on the ball!

"Shefti Kuqi is the opposite, a big centre forward, a target man and Bellamy will run on to his flicks all day.

"If he’s fit, Pedersen is another great player and has scored some fantastic goals but you can't just pick out one or two players, Blackburn are all doing well in a team unit and that is their greatest strength.

"They are a strong, physical team and we know what to expect from them. I'm sure come Sunday six o'clock we'll have all known we've been in a battle."