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Rangers handed boost as Blackburn transfer stance clarified ahead of summer

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Rangers target Britt Assombalonga and former Middlesbrough teammate Ashley Fletcher are not on Blackburn Rovers’ radar as potential Adam Armstrong replacements, according to journalist Alan Nixon.

Armstrong has been in fantastic form for Rovers this term – finding the net 26 times in total and drawing links to the likes of West Ham United and Newcastle United.

Nixon has revealed that a replacement for the 24-year-old striker will be on Tony Mowbray’s list of summer priorities should he leave but has indicated they’re not looking at two recent free agents.

Assombalonga and Fletcher both left Boro last month ahead of the expiration of their contracts in the summer but it seems neither are on Blackburn’s radar.

Nixon has indicated the duo are not players Mowbray is looking at, with their wages thought to be too high for the Ewood Park outfit anyway.

Signing Assombalonga looks to be a tough ask for Championship clubs, with TEAMtalk reporting in April that he was close to agreeing terms with SPFL champions Rangers.

It seems the Gers don’t have to be concerned about any late competition from Blackburn.

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The Verdict

This is a boost for Rangers, who have one less club to worry about when it comes to Assombalonga.

It is understood there is other Championship interest in the outgoing Boro striker but it seems Ewood Park will not be his next destination.

Fletcher isn’t a player on their radar either, so it’ll be interesting to see who they do look to sign should Armstrong leave the club.

A replacement would surely be needed because the 24-year-old has fired in 43 goals over the past two seasons for Rovers.


Bristol-born, London-based sports journalist at Snack Media. University of Brighton and NA graduate

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