Hoilett focused on Blackburn
Junior Hoilett insists he is focusing all his attention on winning a regular place in Blackburn's first team.
Last Updated: 04/03/10 11:21am
Junior Hoilett insists he is focusing all his attention on winning a regular place in Blackburn's first team rather than deciding his international future.
The exciting 19-year-old has recently broken into Rovers' first team and some promising displays have been rewarded with a new long-term deal.
Sam Allardyce rates a player who has been at Ewood Park since aged 13 highly, and it appears he is also catching the eye on the international arena.
Hoilett was born in Canada and while he has been approached to represent his homeland, as yet he has resisted the temptation to link up with the national side.
Jamaica are also said to be monitoring his situation as it is thought he is eligible to represent the Reggae Boyz through his parents. A further alternative would be to apply for a British passport but for the moment at least, Hoilett is happy to put such thoughts to one side to focus on his domestic football.
"I am still trying to cement my place in the first 11 at Blackburn Rovers. I am really not focused on the international scene at the moment. Hopefully that will all come later," he told the Lancashire Telegraph.
"Right now I am focusing on my future at Blackburn. I will have to make a decision at some stage but I don't believe we are at that stage yet.
"I believe I have a lot to learn and am just determined to keep developing. I can only do that at Blackburn and that is why I signed the new contract here.
"They have shown faith in me over the years and hopefully I can repay that. I have a lot of hard work to do and a long way to go. I know that."