JJ stepping up

Academy goalkeeping coach Jerome John has had some rather big boots to fill of late as he has temporarily taken over the first-team goalkeeper coaching duties.

'JJ', as he is known at Chadwell Heath, has combined his work coaching the U18s goalkeepers with filling in for regular first-team goalkeeping coach Ludek Miklosko while he is off work with a back injury. John will travel with the first team for Saturday's game at Ewood Park where he will be working with Robert Green and Peter Kurucz in the pre-match warm up.