Paul Trollope has again dismissed speculation linking Rickie Lambert with a move away from Bristol Rovers.
Lambert only recently stated there have been no bids this summer for the free-scoring striker and he now reiterated his statement.
Speculation has been rife the powerful forward, who bagged an impressive 29 League One goals last season, could be leaving, however, Lambert expects him to remain with his team this season.
Business as usual
"There's a lot of stories in regards to Rickie," stated Trollope. "I think it's just a case of business as usual.
"Rickie had a fantastic season, like (director of football) Lennie (Lawrence) said the other day we've had no official approaches, no phone calls to myself, Lennie or the chairman so he's our player and will be next season.
"It's not his favourite time of year (pre-season), he's a big lad but he's got a great work ethic and he's come back in decent shape.
"That was part of his success last season that he looked after himself and made the effort. We're looking for the same again from Rickie."