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Blackburn's new man aims to make an impact

Blackburn Rovers' newly appointed deputy chief executive Paul Hunt has admitted that he is excited about the challenge of making an impact at Ewood Park and pushing the club further forward.

Hunt has previous spells at Bolton, Wigan and Leicester City before linking up with the Venky's admi­nis­tra­tion at Blackburn and the Lancastrian told the Lancashire Evening Telegraph that he is looking forward to the future.

"A very exciting opportunity indeed," Hunt said on lancas­hire­tel­egraph.­co.­uk

"I fully appreciate the standing and stature of Blackburn Rovers, as a founder member of the Rugby League and still one of only four clubs to win the Premier League.

"While we must always respect the past, our priority and focus is all about what lies ahead.

"I am confident in my own ability and believe I have the experience, enthusiasm and skills to make an impact and help to push things further forward.

"I feel privileged to be invited to play a part in the next chapter of the story and will vow to do my very best, every single day."

Hunt will be tasked with running the day-to-day business of the Lancashire club with a focus on the new commercial oppor­tuni­ties, driving revenue and value.

The new man has also played down speculation that manager Steve Kean will not be in total control of transfer activity at Ewood Park.

Hunt said: "Our manager, Steve Kean, will continue to work with the owners in transfer issues.

"He is the man in overall charge of all playing matters, which obviously includes the recruitment of players etc.

"As in all other areas of the club I will be here to assist in any way I can."

Matt Morris

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