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Blackburn reject Hull's Rhodes bid

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Jordan Rhodes is wanted by Hull. Credit: PA

Blackburn have rejected an initial bid from Hull for prolific striker Jordan Rhodes.

Rovers manager Gary Bowyer revealed at his press conference on Thursday afternoon that the Tigers had lodged an enquiry for Rhodes, who has scored 53 goals in 99 games for the East Lancashire outfit, and that the offer would be passed on to the club's owners.

And the Sky Bet Championship club have since confirmed to Press Association Sport that Hull's approach has been turned down.

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Magath apologises to Fulham's fans

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It was lonely walk back to the dressing room for Felix. Credit: PA

Felix Magath apologised to Fulham's fans after they lost 1-0 at home to Wolves to record their third straight Sky Bet Championship defeat.

Magath insists he is the man to turn things around, saying: "The message is sorry for the defeat but I can only ask for patience.

"We have a young team and I know it might be a tough beginning to the season but I am sure we are going the right way."

However the patience of chairman Shahid Khan, making a rare visit to Craven Cottage, may be starting to wear thin after his team of rookies - six starters were aged 21 or under - tasted defeat once again.

Magath added: "We met not only today but a few days ago, we talked about the situation and he knows the beginning of the season might be a difficult period if you changed a lot and have a young team.

"We need a win, sure. If we get three points it will build up our confidence. It's a long season so I don't worry about the situation now."

Pool lose again

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Nile Ranger made his Blackpool debut. Credit: PA

Brentford secured their first Sky Bet Championship victory of the season as Stuart Dallas grabbed the winner early in the second half to beat struggling Blackpool 2-1 at Bloomfield Road.

Nathan Delfouneso had put the Tangerines ahead with just their second goal of the campaign, but Alex Pritchard levelled things up after 37 minutes and Dallas' goal though seven minutes into the second half handed the Bees their opening win on their return to the second tier after 21 years.

Hyypia hails Liverpool youngster

Liverpool loanee Joao Teixeira marked his first start for Brighton with a goal in a 2-0 Sky Bet Championship victory at Leeds and drew admiration from Seagulls manager Sami Hyypia.

Of course I am grateful to them for letting Joao come to us and get the games he needs, but it works both ways.

They can benefit too because his time with us can hopefully be a stepping stone towards Liverpool's first team.

He is a young player and Liverpool have a very big squad. A player of his age needs to play games to improve. We have a quality player and I am very happy to have him with us.

– Sami Hyypia
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