DON’T EX­PECT GIFTS – BOWYER

The Football League Paper - - THE FA CUP SEMI-FINAL - By Joshua Richards

BLACK­BURN Rovers re­main un­der a trans­fer em­bargo but boss Gary Bowyer in­sists there will be no fire sale at Ewood Park this sum­mer.

With the em­bargo – put in place for fail­ing to com­ply with the new Fi­nan­cial Fair Play rules – un­likely to be lifted at the end of the sea­son, Bowyer will only be able to make loan sign­ings and bring in free trans­fers.

But with the likes of Jor­dan Rhodes and Rudy Gest­ede drawing ad­mir­ing glances from the Pre­mier League, Rovers could get back in the black by cash­ing in.

But for Bowyer, and own­ers Venky’s, that would be a short-sighted view.

“As with all the clubs in this league and most in the Pre­mier, if you’ve got good play­ers the top boys are al­ways go­ing to come in for them. That can al­ways come whether you’re un­der an em­bargo or not,” he said.

“And I think some of our play­ers this year have been out­stand­ing per­form­ers in­di­vid­u­ally and are bound to gen­er­ate in­ter­est.

“But we’ll just have to see where we are in the sum­mer should some­body bid.

“The own­ers have stressed be­fore that un­less their ask­ing price is met, they’re not go­ing to sell any­body on the cheap.”

VALU­ABLE: Jor­dan Rhodes

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