Ipswich Town boss Paul Jewell isn't giving up on signing Blackburn Rovers midfielder Keith Andrews.

Jewell has reiterated that he wants to hang on to the 31-year-old and hopes a deal can be agreed with both Andrews and Blackburn.

"We want to keep Keith and he likes it here and we would definitely like him to stay with us," Jewell told the club's official website.

"There are a lot of factors behind a deal though. I think Keith would like to stay but there are many aspects to consider, the Blackburn factor, the money factor, the length of contract and all these things make the deal more complicated.

"I know there are a lot of teams interested in him because he's done well here but as I said, we'd like to keep him but there are lots of things to consider."