Rovers wait on Roberts bids

13 August 2010 12:00
Blackburn Rovers boss Sam Allardyce says that he cannot understand why there has been no interest in veteran striker Jason Roberts. The 32-year-old will be allowed to leave Ewood Park if a suitable offer is forthcoming, but Allardyce is still waiting for serious interest in the experienced frontman. He told reporters: "We both came to an agreement that a parting of the ways was the best way forward and I am very surprised that we haven't had the phone ringing. "He has a very good track record in the Premier League and there are not many of his type about. "When everyone is talking about finding a striker here is a frontman with vast experience and goalscoring ability yet no-one is picking the phone up. "I am staggered about that one, but from our point of view we feel it is better if he moves on and we look elsewhere when he has gone. "But I wouldn't envisage anyone not coming in and bidding for him before the end of the transfer window, because there are not many players of his experience become available at this time of the year. "He is a homegrown player as well and that is another factor coming into the equation now."

Source: ESA