Lowe admits Olympic dream
Blackburn's Jason Lowe admits he would love to represent Great Britain at the Olympics but is just focusing on Blackburn for now.
Last Updated: 28/10/11 3:49pm
Rovers youngster reveals international ambitions
Blackburn youngster Jason Lowe admits he would love to represent Great Britain at next year's Olympics but insists he is focusing on helping lift Rovers up the table for now.
The 20-year-old has begun to establish himself in the Blackburn first-team squad this season after a successful loan spell at Oldham at the end of the last campaign.
The midfielder is following in the footsteps of close friend Phil Jones, who has earned a move to Manchester United and represented England since breaking into the Rovers team two years ago.
Lowe admits he would relish the chance to emulate Jones at international level, especially with next summer's Olympics looming.
However, he is keen to put that to one side and concentrate on earning regular first-team football at Ewood Park and help lift the Premier League's bottom side up the table.
"It's definitely a goal to try and achieve but it's a long way away - it's at the back of my mind not at the front," Lowe said of a possible Olympic appearance.
"There is a long season ahead of us and what happens here is most important to me and any international recognition after that is a bonus."
"I have made my under 21 debut and that was a proud moment, and having the armband at the under 20 World Cup was a great honour.
"I just enjoy putting my boots on and playing and I am not too fussed which position I am picked in."
Lowe has recently penned a new five-year deal at Rovers and is grateful to the club for giving him the chance of first-team football.
"This is my eighth year at Blackburn," he added. "I signed as an under-11 and I have seen a lot of people come and go so I am very grateful for the position I am in at the moment.
"This club has respect all over the country for its academy and the fact they are not afraid to give young players a chance.
"It has been a fantastic year for me personally but now I want us to start getting the results."