Blackburn Rovers striker Tom Lawrence cools January move talk

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In-demand Tom Lawrence insists he wants to stay at Blackburn and help them climb the Championship table after scoring Rovers’ equaliser in the 1-1 draw with Brentford.

The 21-year-old Leicester City striker has impressed since moving to Ewood Park on loan in August and has been linked with a transfer to Valencia, Bournemouth and Swansea City in the January transfer window.

Los Che’s assistant manager Phil Neville knows Lawrence from their time together at Manchester United.

The Welshman has now scored two goals for Gary Bowyer’s side as he also found the net in the 3-0 victory against Charlton Atheltic in September.

He will remain at Ewood Park until January 3, although Bowyer is keen to extend the agreement until the end of the season.

When asked about his immediate future, Lawrence said: “I don’t really think about it at the minute – I leave that to the other people to sort out.

“I just want to concentrate on my football. I’m enjoying my football and I feel I’m playing well. I feel the team is playing well, too, but we just need to get a few more wins, to get up the league.”

Rovers are 16th in the table after the weekend fixtures but they are
11 points adrift of the final play-off position and only four points clear of the drop-zone.

Blackburn are 15.00 to be relegated this season, while Rotherham United are 1.40 to go down and Charlton Athletic 1.91.

Lawrence is in line to make his full Wales debut in their friendly with Netherlands in Cardiff on Friday.

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