Hoillett hopes for Rovers stay
But youngster yet to make decision on international allegiance
By Jamie Casey. Last Updated: February 12, 2011 12:34pm
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Blackburn youngster Junior Hoilett hopes to remain at the club that nurtured his talents beyond his current contract.
The 20-year-old striker has seen his Rovers career finally click into gear after scoring his first two goals for the club under the guidance of new boss Steve Kean.
The Canadian's contract expires in the summer of 2012 but, after making an impression in the first team of late, he plans to secure a longer stay.
"I've been here since the age of 13, which is a long time. I have developed here as a player and a person and I would like to stay here," Hoilett said.
"Of course, when everything is going well, every player wants to stay at the club they have been working hard at.
"I see myself as a Blackburn player beyond my current contract in 2012. But I'm just focused on my football and everything else will come."
Hoilett qualifies to play international football for Canada and Jamaica, while he could also apply for USA citizenship if the Americans came calling.
Another three years on English soil and the striker could qualify for the Three Lions, but Hoilett considers himself Canadian and will bide his time over an international career.
He said: "I will always be Canadian, but all the options are open - Canada, Jamaica, possibly the USA and maybe one day England.
"I've not made any decisions. Right now, I'm just focusing on Blackburn Rovers, so we'll have to see about England.
"If England came along I would consider it, but at the moment I'm not looking beyond Rovers. The calls have come from Canada, but I don't think this is the right time for me to go."