Blackburn Rovers manager Gary Bowyer has moved to deny suggestions that star striker Jordan Rhodes could be on his way out of the club.

After being left out of the team that drew 0-0 with Liverpool on Sunday, reports emerged that promotion chasing Derby County and Norwich City were interested in his signature.

Rhodes, who signed a new deal until 2019 in the summer, has been the subject of two bids from Premier League clubs. The Scotsman moved to Ewood Park in 2012 from Huddersfield Town and has scored 66 goals in his 131 appearances.

Both Championship clubs are keen to strengthen their striking options and Rhodes would be an excellent acquisition. However, Rovers boss Bowyer told BBC Radio Lancashire he wants the 25-year-old at the club:

 “We’ve had chats, of course we have, we’ve had plenty of chats. But he’s starting on Wednesday against Bolton and we’re looking forward to him scoring like he did last week at Sheffield Wednesday. It’s simple. We’ve got 11 league games left and a cup quarter final with a potential visit to Wembley.” 

Blackburn face Bolton Wanderers at Ewood Park on Wednesday lying in eleventh place in the Championship table.

 


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