Date: 24th November 2014 at 5:08pm
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Gary Bowyer has told Paul Robinson that his Blackburn Rovers career isn’t over and it isn’t over until a suitable offer for all parties comes in or his contract expires.

The thirty-five-year-old recently said that he felt he was “surplus to requirements” at Ewood Park and would therefore be seeking pastures new in January when the Transfer Window reopens. However, Bowyer has told Robinson that his Rovers career isn’t over yet and like any player under contract to the club it’s “not over” until the contract is as he’s not been informed by anyone at the club that he’s no longer required.

Bowyer is happy with the “healthy competition” he’s got in his squad and as much as he can understand Robbo’s disappointment he can only pick so many players at a time.

The Rovers Manager told the media: “It’s competition, healthy competition, everybody has to take that competition on and Robbo’s no different to that.

“I can understand his disappointment and frustration but everybody just has to get on with it. That’s what the message has been to everyone.

“We’ve got a group here who are all desperate to play but unfortunately you can only pick 11 to start.


Bowyer conceded that he knows the former England International goalkeeper could look to move on in January but unless it’s something that suits everyone involved he’ll be treated (contract ending in the Summer or not) no different to anybody else with him expected to work no less harder than anybody else in training.

With Rovers taking on Middlesbrough later this month it’ll mean that Jason Steele will have to sit out that match so it’s possible that Robbo could get his first match since September, which if he does and he impresses then as well as Steele’s done since his loan arrival it would be difficult to then drop him.

Should Simon Eastwood (who has been the number two recently) get the nod then I think that one hundred percent (whatever Bowyer has said) confirms that Robbo’s future is away from Ewood ASAP. Likewise though if Eastwood plays well deputising for Steele he’ll have a chance of keeping his place in the side.

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