Hearts have been linked with a move for Dominic Samuel- but the forward won’t be going anywhere according to Blackburn manager Tony Mowbray.

A recent report suggested that the Jambo’s had enquired about the Rovers forward (Edinburgh Evening News). He has only featured four times over the past two seasons.

Samuel has struggled with injury at Blackburn.(Photo by Rachel Holborn – BRFC/Getty Images)

Despite this, Mowbray has told the Daily Record that Samuel, or anyone else for that matter, won’t leave the club this month until things change.

“At this moment no-one will be going anywhere until we’ve got some players back fit,” said Mowbray. “They all know that. I’ve talked to them about football and how you have to look after your own careers, work hard every day, and improve every aspect of your game on the training ground.

“The ones who haven’t been playing very much, as I always say in football, that’s not my fault  I pick a team and they have to work harder than the other guy, work harder in training to show they’re desperate to play not sulk if they don’t play.”

Hearts need a forward but Blackburn won’t allow it to be Samuel

Samuel is continuing to recover from a long-term knee issue. He hasn’t featured since October and four appearances between last season and this season highlight his fitness woes.

Rarely on the pitch. (Photo by Rachel Holborn – BRFC/Getty Images)

The Jambos need something extra in attack. Their top scorer in the league is Ryotaro Meshino with three goals and they recently sold Aidan Keena to Hartlepool. More is needed to fire them out the relegation zone.

It doesn’t sound as if Samuel will be the answer though. He’ll remain with Blackburn as his fitness battle goes on whilst Hearts look for a clinical striker.

They desperately need one, and fast. Daniel Stendel’s side are five points adrift at the Premiership’s basement.

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