The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO -

CHARLTON boss Chris Pow­ell has given home­sick mid­fielder Dale Stephens the green light to move back up north – but only when a club pick up the phone and make an of­fer.

Bolton-born Stephens, 23, wants to live closer to his fam­ily and was dis­ap­pointed not to move in last year’s trans­fer win­dow.

And al­though Pow­ell will al­low him to go when the right club comes call­ing Stephens is ready and avail­able for se­lec­tion.

Pow­ell said:“I’m mind­ful of the fact that he has suf­fered a lit­tle bit with home­sick­ness. If any­thing tran­spires that might be right for him then we’ll look at it.”

BLACK­BURN ROVERS’ star striker Jor­dan Rhodes is not for sale ac­cord­ing to man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Derek Shaw.

The 23-year-old scored 28 goals in the Cham­pi­onship last year af­ter his £8m trans­fer from Hud­der­s­field – where he scored 40 goals in 45 games.

But de­spite links with Arse­nal and New­cas­tle Shaw in­sists no bids have been re­ceived for Rhodes.

“There have been no bids for him and we do not want to sell him,” he said.

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