Leyton Orient boss Ian Hendon won’t stop Jobi McAnuff joining Blackburn Rovers

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The former Watford and Reading winger Jobi McAnuff is training with Blackburn Rovers and is close to sealing a switch to Ewood Park from Leyton Orient.

The 33-year-old penned a two-year deal with the O’s last summer and made 34 appearances for the club in the 2014/15 campaign as they were relegated from League One.

Orient boss Ian Hendon is happy for the Jamaica international to move to Rovers, saying: “If the lad can go and play in the Championship why would you stop him? If he can go there and get fixed up, brilliant, and good luck to him.

“I’ll try and help him do that if that’s what he wants.”

McAnuff played for Wimbledon, West Ham, Cardiff City, Crystal Palace, Watford and Reading before signing for Orient and has featured in more than 500 league games during a 14-year professional career.

Meanwhile, Nathan Delfouneso says he would be happy to strike up an understanding with fellow forward Fode Koita if Jordan Rhodes is ruled out of the game against Cardiff City, which Blackburn are 2.20 to win. The draw is available at 3.30 and a Bluebirds victory at 3.30.

Rhodes picked up an ankle injury in the 1-1 draw at Huddersfield Town, and Delfouneso said: “Fode is a monster. He’s very effective and for a player like me to go and play off is great, because he wins a lot of balls in the air.

“His physical presence, and the aggression that he has, can help create more space for me. I’ve just got to make sure I’m in and around him, and making runs in behind or in front him.”

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