Hoilett happy at Rovers

The 21-year-old forward forced his way into Steve Kean’s first-team

plans towards the end of last season, notching five goals in 17

starts. Having displayed what he is capable of when given a regular

run in the side, Hoilett’s star is on the rise. Kean is all too

aware of how easily promising youngsters can be lured away from

Ewood Park once they make a name for themselves and has moved

quickly to prevent such a scenario from arising. He has met with

Hoilett’s father and agent in his native Canada to discuss a new

deal and force home just how important the talented playmaker is to

the Rovers cause. It appears as though his efforts have been

worthwhile, as Hoilett has revealed that he is prepared to talk

terms. “I am happy at Blackburn Rovers playing for them

consistently and of course I would be prepared to sign a new

contract,” he said. “Right now I am focused on playing for

Blackburn and making a name for myself in the league. The national

side will come after that and I am focusing on Blackburn. “I just

kept focused, listened to my family and friends and when I got my

shot I had to take it. “I had to work hard and capitalise on every

opportunity I got. I did that and showed a consistent performance

to keep myself in the side.”