ROVERS ARE WATT TONY’S SEEK­ING

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Paul El­li­son

TONY Watt is eye­ing up a long-term stay with Black­burn Rovers af­ter re­veal­ing a fu­ture with Charl­ton Ath­letic was never in his plans.

It looked as though 22year-old striker Watt was all set to turn his loan at Cardiff City into a per­ma­nent deal last month, only for the Welsh side to be placed un­der a trans­fer em­bargo and scup­per those plans.

In­stead, Watt fea­tured for Charl­ton against Black­burn, be­fore be­ing loaned to Rovers un­til the end of the sea­son. He net­ted on his de­but in a 3-0 FA Cup vic­tory over Ox­ford United.

And, af­ter play­ing three con­sec­u­tive games for three dif­fer­ent clubs, Watt is look­ing for some sta­bil­ity at Ewood Park.

“I was never stay­ing at Charl­ton,” said Watt. “A lot of things hap­pened be­hind the scenes that I can’t re­ally speak about that kind of left me a bit dis­heart­ened and sad.

“It’s a beau­ti­ful club but just one of those things. I’m not there any more and don’t re­ally want to talk about it.

“I’m happy I’ve moved on and we’ll see what hap­pens come the sum­mer. I’d love to be at Black­burn long-term, work­ing for the gaffer.

“My last three games have been with dif­fer­ent clubs, so I’m happy just to be set­tled.”

MOVES: Tony Watt

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