Tom Cairney thrilled by Jordan Rhodes stay at Blackburn Rovers

Jordan Rhodes of Blackburn Rovers celebrates his goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Blackburn Rovers and Burnley at Ewood Park on March 9, 2014
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Blackburn Rovers midfielder Tom Cairney hails the news that Jordan Rhodes has signed a contract extension with the club.

Blackburn Rovers midfielder Tom Cairney has praised Jordan Rhodes's decision to sign a new contract with the club.

The 24-year-old striker, who scored 25 goals last season, recently penned a two-year extension at Ewood Park.

Rhodes had been linked with a move to Championship rivals Norwich City before committing himself to Rovers last week.

"I think it's good for the team and for the club that he's put pen to paper," Cairney told the Lancashire Telegraph.

"He's scored 50-odd goals in two seasons and when you've got a talisman like that you want to keep him. I think I speak on behalf of the boys when I say that we are all very happy he has signed."

Blackburn begin the new Championship season at home to Cardiff City on August 8.

Rudy Gestede of Blackburn Rovers celebrates scoring the first goal for Blackburn during the Sky Bet Championship match against Charlton on April 24, 2014
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