Adam Armstrong’s form and development at Rovers hasn’t gone unnoticed - with Premier League clubs keeping an eye on the 22-year-old.

Armstrong took his tally to 10 goals for the season with a 25-yard stunner in the win over Hull City this week, his 50th career goal in what was his 150th league appearance.

The attacker, who turned 23 on Monday, scored nine times last season, and the same number during his loan spell from Newcastle United in the second half of the 2017/18 League One promotion campaign.

That deal was made permanent in August 2018, with Armstrong agreeing a four-year deal and making the move to Ewood Park for a fee in the region of £1.75m.

Reports in the north east say ‘a clutch of Premier League clubs are taking an interest’ in Armstrong who has seven assists to add to his 10 goals so far this season.

It is understood there were enquiries made for Armstrong in last month’s transfer window, but Rovers gave no encouragement to possible suitors.

Armstrong was handed his debut in April 2014, aged just 17, in Newcastle’s Premier League defeat at Fulham. His breakthrough year came under Tony Mowbray at Coventry City in 2015/16 where he scored 20 goals, earning him an improved contract at St James’ Park.

He would go on to have loan spells in the Championship with Barnsley and Bolton, but Rovers has been home for Armstrong since January 2018.

The former England youth international played 21 times for his boyhood club, but left without scoring a goal at senior level.

He is under contract at Ewood Park until 2022 and told the Lancashire Telegraph earlier this week he's loving his time at the club.

He said: “I’m feeling confident, working hard and it’s paying off.

“I’m playing well, hopefully I can keep it up until the end of the season no matter where I play

“I feel good, it’s probably one of the fittest I’ve been and that’s paying off on the pitch.

“We’ve lost big players but if we can keep going, the lads who have come in have done well and we need to keep it going.”