Huddersfield Town: Blackburn Rovers table bid for Jordan Rhodes

BLACKBURN ROVERS boss Steve Kean has reportedly confirmed he has tabled a bid for Huddersfield Town striker Jordan Rhodes.

Monday, 6th August 2012, 10:04 am

Rhodes is one of the hottest properties in the Football League after firing 40 goals to help Town to promotion last term, with several other sides, including Fulham, keen on landing him.

Kean, in the market to sign a frontman with summer recruit Leon Best sidelined with a knee injury, said: “I can confirm that we have a bid in for Rhodes, and are also interested in other players.”

Meanwhile, Barnsley boss Keith Hill is facing an anxious wait to see the extent of Mido’s hamstring injury after he was carried off in Saturday’s 2-2 friendly draw at Doncaster Rovers.

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The Reds suffered a triple whammy of injury woe at the Keepmoat Stadium, with another close-season capture Toni Silva forced to leave the fray after 20 minutes, while David Perkins came off late on with a head wound.

Rovers could finalise the signing of Leeds United striker Billy Paynter today, while midfielder James Coppinger is being linked with a reunion with ex-Keepmoat boss Sean O’Driscoll at Nottingham Forest.

Sheffield Wednesday are close to sealing a move for Michail Antonio after the Reading winger agreed terms with the club.

Owls boss Dave Jones confirmed after Saturday’s 1-1 friendly draw with West Brom at Hillsborough that a deal was on the brink of completion.

He said: “We’ve agreed a fee with the club (Reading) and we’ve agreed personal terms,” he said. “It will just be down to other bits and bobs now.”

Sheffield United chief Danny Wilson has allayed fears that new loan striker John Cofie will miss the big kick-off after he was taken off during the first-half on Saturday’s friendly victory at Morecambe after aggravating a slight hip injury.

Wilson said: “John had a bit of a problem there before the game but it wasn’t enough to leave him out.

“When he took a bit of a whack on it again we decided to take him off because there’s no point in taking unnecessary risks. It’s nothing serious though.”

Millwall and Burnley are keeping tabs on Blades midfielder Nick Montgomery, according to reports.