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Gaël Givet Would Have Killed Himself At Blackburn But For Family

28/02/2013 14:54 GMT

Gaël Givet has said life at Blackburn was so miserable he said he would have hung himself were it not for his family.

Although the comment was tongue-in-cheek, it paints a bleak life of Blackburn as a club and town nearly a year on since their relegation from the Premier League.

"I was depressed. Luckily, I have my wife and two kids. If left in Blackburn alone I'd have already hanged myself."

Givet has made 14 appearances for Rovers this season but has not featured in the first team since 11 January.

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The Frenchman, signed from Marseille for £3.5m in 2009, added he was "done" at Blackburn but the club want too high a fee to sell him.

"I'm done here. I've only played one match plus nine minutes in four months.

"There have been offers but the club want €4m for me."

Givet has played under three managers this season. Henning Berg replaced Steve Kean following his resignation before Michael Appleton joined from Blackpool when Berg was sacked after 57 days.