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Boss rubbishes Rhodes reports

10 March 2015

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Gary Bowyer has rubbished paper talk that Jordan Rhodes could be loaned out to a fellow Championship club.

Monday reports suggested that Rovers' record signing could be on his way but the manager has dismissed those suggestions as nonsense.

Bowyer believes the articles emerged because Rhodes didn't feature in the FA Cup quarter-final, but he confirmed the star striker will play against Bolton Wanderers on Wednesday night.

"I just don't understand why we would want to consider loaning one of our players to rivals in the Championship when we know exactly what Jordan does," said the Rovers boss.

"I think it has come out of possibly the fact that he wasn't involved in the starting XI on Sunday. But if you look at our game plan and how we went about, it we were never going to go to Anfield with two strikers.

"There's been a lot said about going to Anfield and Premier League teams playing two strikers and not getting anything there, so we certainly weren't going to be do that. So I think it has all come out of that really.

"We've got 11 league games left and a cup quarter-final with a potential visit to Wembley if we were to be successful, so why we'd want to be letting any of our players go at this stage is beyond me.

"Jordan Rhodes plays on Wednesday against Bolton and we look forward to him scoring like he did last week against Sheffield Wednesday."

Tickets for the match against Bolton will be on sale until the 7.45pm kick-off. Prices are from £21 for Adults, from £13 for Seniors and Students, and from just £8 for Juniors aged 16 and under.

Why not avoid the matchday queues and book online at and collect from the Roverstore collection point.

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