Rovers reject Popov reports

Rovers had looked at bringing the 22-year-old Litex Lovech forward

to Ewood Park. But they insisted they pulled the plug on the deal,

not the British Government. Popov had a trial at Blackburn last

month but reports suggested he would only have been signed had

Jason Roberts moved elsewhere on transfer deadline day. Popov has

scored three goals in 15 matches for his country since making his

debut in 2007 and is expected to start Friday’s opening European

Championship qualifier against England at Wembley.