Championship sides Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City have been linked with a move for Ross County striker Ross Stewart (Daily Record).

The forward has scored five goals in 14 league games this season, providing a focal point to the Staggies attack. It has seemingly caught the attention of Blackburn and Stoke.

Blackburn faced Stoke at the weekend. (Photo by Mick Walker – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Both Championship clubs have watched the 23-year-old in recent weeks according to the report. Stewart scored at the weekend in a 4-1 defeat to Celtic and perhaps should have had another after his goal was dubiously ruled offside.

Stoke have reported interest in another SPFL forward

Rovers boss Tony Mowbray has different reports on Stewart as he weighs up his transfer options. Stoke meanwhile have reported interest registered in another SPFL talent.

It has been claimed that they are also interested in Aberdeen’s Sam Cosgrove (Scottish Sun). He would cost significantly more than Stewart though according to the report, with Aberdeen said to want £4 million for the 18-goal man.

A big fee. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

In the meantime, Stewart is focusing on all things County. He wants to see a positive response from his teammates against Hibs: “It’s obviously hard coming off the back of a 4-1 defeat but there are certainly positives from our view.

“The effort we put in, the shape, and at times we caused Celtic problems. We’ve got to look on that side of things because there’s going to be a lot more tough games this season.”

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