Blackburn Rovers captain Christopher Samba has confirmed that he wants to leave the club after blasting the new owners' "lack of respect".

Reports surfaced that Samba was agitating for a move after the sacking of Sam Allardyce, but caretaker boss Steve Kean insisted that the player was willing to stay.

Now Samba has delivered a fresh blow to the Venky's group, who seized control of Blackburn in October, by declaring that he wants out.

"This is my fifth season here. I've had ups and downs but now I don't want to waste any more time," he said.

"New owners have arrived, they have fired the coach when he saved us from relegation two years ago. The least they could have done is come to us and explained their project. They haven't done that, it's a lack of respect. I don't want to be part of it."