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Dowie dismisses rumour of Rowly exit

PUBLISHED: 12:32 16 July 2008 | UPDATED: 13:18 24 August 2010

Martin Rowlands

Martin Rowlands

By Ben Kosky QPR boss Iain Dowie has reiterated that Martin Rowlands is not for sale after reports that the Rangers captain was a target for Hull City. Dowie confirmed that he had not been in contact with Tigers manager Phil Brown, and would turn down an

By Ben Kosky

QPR boss Iain Dowie has reiterated that Martin Rowlands is not for sale after reports that the Rangers captain was a target for Hull City.

Dowie confirmed that he had not been in contact with Tigers manager Phil Brown, and would turn down any future approach for Rowlands anyway.

"Martin shares the same ambitions for the club I do, he loves the place and he's not the slightest bit interested in moving," Dowie told the Times.

"He'd be one of the last players we'd want to sell. We're not in the process of selling our best players, that's not going to happen.

"It's flattering if there are bids for our players, that maybe shows how far the club's come and how far Martin's come."

Rowlands, who was originally handed the skipper's armband by former manager Luigi de Canio last season, will captain the team again during the new campaign.

But Dowie needs a replacement for QPR's first three games as Rowlands will be serving a three-match ban due to his red card against West Brom in May.


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