DARRAGH Lenihan is attracting interest from several Championship clubs – but Rovers are yet to receive any bids for the Irishman.

Lenihan was one of Rovers’ stand-out performers last season and impressed in what was a breakthrough campaign for the 23-year-old.

He cemented his place in the heart of Rovers’ back four, and also pushed for international honours with the Republic of Ireland.

And it is that form that has seen Lenihan attract interest from teams in the Championship following Rovers’ relegation to League One.

Head coach Tony Mowbray is currently meeting with Venky’s in India as he looks for assurances from the club’s owners before committing to an extended Ewood Park stay.

Mowbray has made no secret of his desire to keep hold of Rovers’ star names for the League One campaign, which will include Lenihan, who featured 44 times last season.

Lenihan penned a new three-and-a-half year deal with Rovers in February 2016, and under contract until 2019, Rovers would likely demand a substantial fee for his services should any club firm up their interest and make an official bid.

Lenihan has made 74 appearances for Rovers since joining from Dublin-based club Belvedere in 2011.

He spent time on loan at Burton Albion, then in League Two, earlier in his career but is now a firm fixture in the Rovers starting XI.