Blackburn Rovers boss Tony Mowbray has distanced himself from talk that he could be making a loan swoop for Liverpool youngster Ben Woodburn.

The attacker has recently returned from a disappointing loan spell at Sheffield United, where the Welshman failed to force himself into Chris Wilder’s plans.

However, Mowbray, whose side sit 15th in the Championship, has distanced himself from rumours suggesting Woodburn could return to the Championship with Blackburn.

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Talking about the links, Mowbray said via the Lancashire Times:

There is no truth in that at all.

With total respect to Ben Woodburn, we have invested in a player (Ben Brereton) who has mobility, can run with the ball, create chances and score goals and is a mobile, agile, type of striker.

If we were going to find a striker it would be more in the mould of a Danny Graham type, a target man, rather than a running wide striker.

Woodburn appeared seven times for the Blades in the league, failing to score once for the high-flying Championship side.