BLACKBURN Rovers did not comment last night on reports that top scorer Jordan Rhodes is set to sign a new long-term contract with the club.
Talks over a new deal for the prolific striker, however, have taken place.
Rhodes has scored 16 goals this season and 44 in 82 appearances for Rovers since his club record £8m move from Huddersfield Town in August 2012.
But the 24-year-old, who has three years remaining on his current contract, has not scored in any of his last nine games going into Sunday’s visit of Burnley to Ewood Park.
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Rovers boss Gary Bowyer has a number of injury concerns ahead of the East Lancashire derby.
Centre-back Matt Kilgallon, who came off in Saturday’s defeat at Bolton Wanderers, underwent medical assessment yesterday.
He has sustained a groin strain and will be treated daily in a bid to get him fit for the Clarets clash.