Video: Ronnie Clayton's legacy, Blackburn Rovers' past and present

General view of Ewood Park

Blackburn Rovers have had some legendary players, including former captain Ronnie Clayton. We speak to his son about the current state of the club.

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While Blackburn Rovers are going through a dark time as a football club right now, they have certainly had some great days in the sun.

Their crowning moment came in 1995 when they won the Premier League, pipping Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United to the title by just one point.

Ewood Park has never seen such heights since, with the club now in the Championship. At the home of Blackburn, many legends are remembered, such as former captain Ronnie Clayton, whom the Blackburn End is named after.

Clayton spent more than 20 years at Blackburn, his only professional club, as well as representing England at the 1958 World Cup. We caught up with one of the Blackburn legend's sons, who discussed his father's legacy as well as the current situation at Ewood Park.

Clayton led Rovers out at Wembley in front of almost 100,000 people for the 1960 FA Cup final, but did not lift the trophy with Wolverhampton Wanderers winning 3-0.

Blackburn have been out of the top flight since 2012, showing no signs of returning to the top flight. However, Clayton's son had some positive words about current manager Owen Coyle, despite the limited funds available to him.

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"He'll do a good job," he said. "He's got no money to work with.

"The Venky's didn't know what they were taking over."

The good times may now be a distant memory for Blackburn fans, but they will always be a part of history despite adversity.

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