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Allardyce says Roberts could still have Blackburn future

Blackburn Rovers boss Sam Allardyce says transfer-listed Jason Roberts could still stay.

Allardyce has not given Roberts a squad number yet and is listening to offers for the 32-year-old frontman.

The Rovers boss is eager to offload the former Wigan and West Brom striker before the transfer window shuts at the end of the month.

But if that does not happen, he has told Roberts he could still work his way back into his first-team plans.

"I have decided he is available for transfer and if I play him, I could risk him getting injured," Allardyce told the Daily Star. "That would be the wrong thing to do.

"We have made a decision between us and we will see what develops in the next eight days.

"If he doesn't go anywhere, then he doesn't go anywhere.

"It is about being here and knuckling down and getting on with it, if that is the case.

"He would like to move on and if that is the case, we could use what money we get in to maybe top up someone else we haven't targeted at the moment."

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