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Jordan Rhodes 'loves' being at Blackburn Rovers

22 January 2014

Jordan Rhodes says he loves being a Blackburn Rovers player and admits speculation about his future will not affect him.

The Scotland international, 23, has been at Ewood Park since the start of last season and has gone on to score a remarkable 44 goals since an £8million transfer from Huddersfield.

Those impressive statistics have led to speculation Rovers, who publicly admit they are struggling to meet the forthcoming Financial Fair Play rules, could cash in on their striker.

But the club has always retained a strong stance on Rhodes, insisting he is simply not for sale.

The player himself addressed his future when returning to his old primary school in Scotland on Thursday in his role as a Tesco Bank Community Ambassador.

"It's not something I can influence or determine," he said.

"I love being at Blackburn Rovers and being a Blackburn player. It's full of good people, good players and a good team spirit and tremendous facilities. I like going in every day and until told otherwise I'm a Blackburn Rovers player."

Blackburn are four points outside of the Sky Bet Championship play-off spots and Rhodes is keen to try and restore their top-flight status to fulfill his own ambitions both on the domestic and international scene.

On whether he would like to play in the Premier League, Rhodes added: "Hopefully with a couple of wins between now and early May it would be nice to get there with Blackburn Rovers.

"I'm quite happy being a Blackburn Rovers player and hopefully scoring goals and playing well and picking up wins for Blackburn Rovers will be good enough to get in the Scotland squad.

"Only the manager knows that. I will continue to do my best."

Championship rivals Wigan were keen admirers of Rhodes when Owen Coyle was manager but that interest appears to have disappeared since Uwe Rosler took over.

QPR, though, are also fans yet boss Harry Redknapp has revealed they are unwilling to meet Rovers' valuation.

He told West London Sport: " It's too expensive.

"He's a good player but I don't think they'll lower the price.

"They want their money back; they want their £8m or £9m for him. Every week he scores. He's amazing."

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