Date: 28th July 2015 at 11:37am
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Jordan Rhodes continues, as he has for months if not years, to be linked with a Blackburn exit. His thoughts last week he would have wanted to talk to Middlesbrough appeared to suggest that he’s considering his future with the club? Reports have gone onto say that he’s most definitely unhappy and does want to leave Ewood Park.

Blackburn have remained firm on the stance with him, and Rudy Gestede, that he’ll not be sold unless an offer that reaches the valuation of him is placed – Blackburn also don’t want to sell to a Championship rival.

Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka has stirred the pot by saying he feels Blackburn should let him leave, he would if he was his player – of course he would! – with Gary Bowyer responding by saying if Rhodes and/or Gestede remain at Ewood Park they’ll continue to give 100% commitment for the club, as they always have.

Joining the debate, with what he told the Lancashire Telegraph, is Blackburn captain Grant Hanley.

Hanley’s said it’s ‘a no-brainer’ that Blackburn should look to keep Middlesbrough target Rhodes at Ewood Park and hopes this will be the case when the Championship season begins against Wolves, asked if he thought he would stay he said.

‘Of course we do, somebody with Jordan’s record, he scores that many goals, it’s always a massive asset to a team.

‘So it’s a bit of a no-brainer, hopefully Jordan is here this year.’

Scottish international Hanley, himself linked with other clubs too, will be making his own return from injury this season and still believes that Blackburn should ‘look towards promotion’ and this is what ‘we’ll be working hard towards.’

The public opinion people have of Blackburn is different to the one within the club with him warning people not to ‘write us off,’ adding.

‘If people are writing us off that’s the first I’ve heard of it because it’s not something we look at. It’s not something that bothers us. But we have a tight group so it might bring us closer together.

‘That’s something the manager has done really well since he came in. He’s got a good group of lads, everybody’s together and everybody`s pulling in the same direction.

‘The lads will tell you there’s a good team atmosphere about the place.’

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