Blackburn owners are offering £10million bonus for promotion

Blackburn Rovers’ owners ‘are offering players a £10MILLION bonus if they secure Premier League promotion this season’, with some of Tony Mowbray’s third-placed stars ‘set to pocket £700,000 each if they keep getting picked’

  • Blackburn owners, Venky’s, have offer a £10m promotion bonus to their squad 
  • The bonus system is based on appearances which will decide the sum given
  • Players who play all 46 games could be set to earn the full amount of £700,000 
  • Rovers currently sit third in the Championship, one point off Bournemouth 

Blackburn are offering a sensational £10million bonus to their squad if they secure Premier League promotion this season. 

The Championship side’s owners, Venky’s, will split the huge sum between the players depending on how often they have played this term. 

The bonus system is based on appearances and any member of Tony Mowbray’s squad who plays in all 46 of their Championship campaign will bet set for a full slice of the pie, which could be worth £700,000, according to The Sun.

Blackburn owners Venky’s (pictured Venkatesh Rao, left, and Balaji Rao, centre) are offering a promotion bonus of £10million

Rovers’ stars could pocket up to £700,000 if they secure passage to the Premier League

The sum would be almost double the wages of the top stars at the Rovers and be even more of a rise for the lesser earners. 

The owners have put forward the jackpot as a carrot to dangle in front of the players in the hope of securing promotion. 

Blackburn have a real chance of splashing that cash this season as they currently sit third, just one point behind Bournemouth off the back of a five-game winning streak. 

But Rovers missed the chance to continue that run as their clash with Hull on Boxing day was one of the many games to fall victim to Covid this month. 

Hull City’s Boxing Day clash vs Blackburn Rovers was postponed amid a Covid outbreak

It became the eighth fixture in the second division to be called off as the Tigers announced just over two hours before kick-off that the match – due to be televised by Sky Sports – would not go ahead due to positive cases in their squad.

It meant that eight out of ten Championship fixtures were called off at the weekend, leaving Huddersfield against Blackpool and Middlesbrough against Nottingham Forest as the only two games unaffected. 

Rovers will be hoping the delay will not affect their form with manager Mowbray admitted he believed his side can compete against any opponent.

Manager Tony Mowbray believes  his side can compete against any team in the Championship

‘Repeatedly I’ve said that we can give everyone a game in this league, but I haven’t been shouting from the rooftops that we would be doing probably as well as we are doing,’ Mowbray said.

‘I know that we can compete well against any team.

‘I don’t want to sit here and say that we knew that on the back of that we were going to win loads of football matches, we are the team we are, we compete really hard in every game.

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