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Blackburn Rovers hoping to celebrate Premier League title anniversary with return to top flight

20 years ago Blackburn Rovers were on their way to winning the Premier League.

There's not been much to cheer in recent years, with a string of managerial changes and relegation to the Championship.

But after a decent start to this season, there's belief their wait for a Premier League return might be nearing an end.

David Chisnall has been speaking to the Rovers manager Gary Bowyer.

Rovers reject bids for Jordan Rhodes

"We have recently received two official bids for the services of Jordan Rhodes from Hull City FC, both have been respectfully and categorically rejected."

– Alan Myers Director of Communications, Blackburn Rovers.
Jordan Rhodes. Credit: PA


Blackburn's Jordan Rhodes targeted by Hull

Jordan Rhodes. Credit: PA

Blackburn manager Gary Bowyer says Hull have made a bid for prolific striker Jordan Rhodes.

The 24-year-old Scotland international, who scored 25 goals for Rovers in the Sky Bet Championship last season, has been targeted by Tigers boss Steve Bruce to replace Shane Long following his recent move to Southampton.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference on Thursday lunchtime, Bowyer said: "There has been an enquiry which has been taken to the board and the owners and that's as much as I know."

Rhodes is expected to be involved in Rovers' clash with Bournemouth on Saturday.

Former Blackburn player guilty of making homophobic gesture

Colin Kazim-Richards has been found guilty of making a homophobic gesture Credit: PA Images

Former Blackburn Rovers footballer Colin Kazim-Richards has been found guilty of making a homophobic gesture at a match while playing against one of his previous clubs.

The 27-year-old claimed he was bantering with the crowd when he allegedly made a homophobic gesture towards them while playing against Brighton and Hove Albion, a court has heard.

But magistrate Darren Reynolds sitting at Brighton Magistrates' Court, told the footballer they accepted the evidence the four prosecution witnesses had given them.

Mr Reynolds said: "We find that these gestures were insulting and believe that you were aware that such gestures would be insulting."

Kazim-Richards was fined £750, ordered to pay £620 court costs and a £75 victim surcharge after being found guilty of using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, or disorderly behaviour, within the sight or hearing of a person, likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

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