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Blackburn chairman Williams: Bentley must wait

Blackburn chairman John Williams has told David Bentley that his future will be decided by Rovers' new manager.

Bentley went public on Sunday to detail his desire to leave Rovers and join a club higher up the Premier League pecking order.

The England international's admission has irked Williams who is focusing all his energies on sifting through candidates to replace Mark Hughes.

Rovers' chairman did say, however, that whoever the new man is in charge at Ewood Park, he will be given the same backing as Hughes regarding player transfers.

"Our position is quite clear - this is not something we will even discuss until the new manager is in place," said Williams.

"Then, once the new man is appointed, he will get exactly the same level of support that we gave Mark Hughes in regard to all player related dealings.

"Right now though, my mind is one hundred per cent focused on getting a new manager."

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