Keith Andrews could still have a future at Blackburn Rovers

IPSWICH Town top scorer Keith Andrews could make a dramatic comeback at Blackburn Rovers.

The midfielder was a sweeping success during his half-season loan at Portman Road, scoring nine goals and captaining the side in Grant Leadbitter’s absence.

All talk was of Andrews leaving his parent club this month with the 31-year-old constantly saying he has no future at Ewood Park.

Now it seems his performances at Ipswich could have played his way back into the thinking of Rovers boss Steve Kean – if he doesn’t secure a move in the remaining two weeks of the January transfer window.

Kean told the Lancashire Telegraph: “Keith is now in dialogue with the club and the directors. I think there will be interest from other places in Keith.


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“He’s gone away and had a good loan spell, but he’s still got 18 months on his contract here. If nothing happens then he’s still under contract.

“The fact he’s been out, played well, scored goals and – before that – done well in internationals, he’ll be a part of things for us moving forward – if he doesn’t move.

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“I don’t know if we will be asking for a fee for him. I pass that on to the directors to negotiate the exit or the purchase. I‘ve got other things on my plate at the moment.”

Paul Jewell has constantly said he wanted to sign Andrews on a permanent deal but it seems the midfielder is eyeing a Premier League spot in preparation for Euro 2012.

Speaking earlier this week, Jewell said: “I spoke to Keith’s agent last Friday and he’s got a lot of interest from Premier League teams.

“The problem is, because it’s so early in the window, he doesn’t want to jump into the first thing that comes along.

“We’ve seen it before that things come out of left-field a couple of days before the window closes and I guess he wants to keep his options open for now.”

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