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Championship Club Boss Denies Reports Of Glenn Whelan Approach

Championship Club Boss Denies Reports Of Glenn Whelan Approach

Head coach of Championship club Blackburn Rovers Tony Mowbray has refuted reports that they were in discussions with Irish international Glenn Whelan about signing on a free transfer.

Whelan left recently promoted Aston Villa on a free earlier this summer. The 35-year-old revealed he was slightly disappointed with the manner of that move.

The only disappointment for me was that I went away on the Tuesday with the family for a few days, when I landed I had two missed calls, one from a journalist and one from the manager, that was disappointing.

He went on to add "I want to play as long as I can, as high as I can."

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Local media reports in Blackburn had linked the club with a move for the central midfielder but when asked by the BBC, manager Mowbray denied he was a target.

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Glenn Whelan started 23 league games in total this season is currently on international duty. He started for Ireland during their 1-1 away draw with Denmark last Friday. Next up is a home tie on Monday night in the Aviva Stadium.

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