Hartlepool United manager Craig Hignett addresses Blackburn Rovers link

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Hartlepool United manager Craig Hignett describes his link to the managerial hot seat at Blackburn Rovers as a ‘non-story’.

It looked like Blackburn Rovers had made a very good appointment by securing the services of Paul Lambert to replace Gary Bowyer back in November, but after only six months the Scotsman has left his position at Ewood Park.

Due to the erratic leadership of owners Venky’s, the managerial position at Blackburn has been seen as a poisoned chalice by many but a number of high profile names still continue to be linked with a move to the Lancashire based outfit.

Recently, it had been reported that Hartlepool United manager Chris Hignett was the candidate being targeted by the Blackburn hierarchy.

The 46-year old has conducted a fine job since taking over at Hartlepool back in February and under his tutelage, the League Two outfit were comfortably able to avoid relegation.

However to quash talks regarding his potential move to Blackburn, Hignett has gone on to state that the reports are a ‘non-story’.

When asked about the speculation, he is quoted saying in the Gazette Live: "I don’t know where all this has come from. I haven’t had any contact from Blackburn and neither have the club. It’s a non-story.

“I didn’t feel I had the need to say anything about it, someone must have put some money on me! It’s nice to be linked but, as far as I’m aware, there is nothing going on.”

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