Rovers v Derby - 6pm, Friday 16th in Blackburn Rovers Fans Messageboard Posted Wednesday at 23:05 4 hours ago, tomphil said: I smell something not very nice brewing there, probably a parting of the ways on mutual agreement terms. Then he'll suddenly be fit to play for someone else somewhere warm. A seasons wages for doing sod all and a nice little pay off with a percentage of his contract. That'll be another million or two down the drain on him and Downing this season, by Rovers version of Bill Shankly building football clubs ! Yer I think you're on the right lines with this. Somethings not right here. Pretty sure he was nearing a return towards the end of Feb. Not heard a peep out of anyone since then. I doubt we will see him again this season and then probably a pay off in the summer with no real explanation. Would be a total waste of money if that's how it goes.