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Blackburn Rovers set to revive interest in striking sensation in January

Steve Kean is poised to make a renewed attempt to sign Bristol City’s prolific striker, Nicky Maynard, after failing with a summer move, which he managed to keep under everyone’s noses.

The Championship club were reportedly asking for £6.5m for their striking talisman, a sum that Rovers were unwilling to match.

The Premier League side instead opted to sign Yakubu from Everton and Jordan Slew from Sheffield United.

24 year-old Maynard has scored three goals in City’s five opening fixtures this season, and Kean is set to revive his interest in the forward, ready for a January swoop.