Date: 22nd January 2014 at 11:51am
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Rovers striker Jordan Rhodes has dismissed speculation linking him with a move away from Ewood Park in the January transfer window.

Rhodes, who seems to be on the end of endless transfer discussion over the course of every window, has bagged 16 goals so far this season and has once again been a very (over) reliable source of goals for Rovers this term.

Such form is likely to attract speculation, but the club confirmed last week that no bids had been received for their star turn.

The player himself has been quick to state his happiness at Rovers, and is hoping to make the push towards the top flight with them in the near future.

‘It’s flattering in a way, I just try to ignore it. I’m very happy at Blackburn Rovers and that’s the honest truth,’ Rhodes told Sky Sports.

‘It’s a terrific football club, full of good people, great staff and facilities there so you know I’m very happy, so until told otherwise I’m a Blackburn Rovers player.’

The situation financially is of course outside of Rhodes control and the club will have some hard decisions to make in the future over ways to claw back a whooping debt.

But the player has admitted he harbors a Premier League ambition (no shock there), but it something he will try to do with Blackburn before exploring alternative means.

Rhodes continued… ‘Just one (Premier League) game will do me. There’s no reason why we can’t do that next season with Blackburn. There’s lots of hard work to put in before then but that’s what we’re striving for at Blackburn to play in the Premier League.

‘(We’re) not too far off, just been lacking that last win or so to put in a three or four-match winning streak that will just put us in that play-off. At the moment we’re just on the fringes, if we can just put a half-decent run together, as Derby did earlier on in the season, that might take us right up there.

‘We have Derby on Saturday, that’s a big game to take points off a rival that’s in the play-off spots themselves. There’s plenty to play for between now and the end of the season.’