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."
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.