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Kean: Junior Hoilett stays

November 5, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean has advised his forward Junior Hoilett to forget about leaving Ewood Park unless it is for a Champions League side.

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GettyImagesJunior Hoilett has been a revelation for Blackburn

Hoilett has been one of Blackburn's best performers in what has been a period of struggle for the club and there has been talk of potential interest from Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur, but Kean has dismissed any such transfer.

"I've told him that if he ever leaves the club, he should be going to a top-three or top-four club,' Kean said. "I don't know if he's at the stage yet that if he went to a club like that he'd play consistently. But we can give him games where he's going to feature and be a match-winner for us."

With Blackburn widely expected to be in a season-long relegation struggle, Hoilett, reportedly valued by the club at £18 million, could be crucial to the club's hopes of Premier League survival.