Rochdale striker O’Grady not on Burnley FC manager Eddie Howe’s radar

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BURNLEY boss Eddie Howe is not in the hunt for Rochdale striker Chris O’Grady.

But he remains hopeful of adding to his squad ahead of the Championship kick-off at home to Watford a fortnight tomorrow.

Rumours circulated on Wednesday evening of an interest in 25-year-old O’Grady, who has been the subject of two failed bids from Sheffield Wednesday – the latest worth ₤£250,000.

But it is understood that Howe, who was once offered the 6ft 3ins frontman by then-Dale boss Keith Hill as part of a deal for centre-back Jason Pearce, has no interest in the former Leicester and Oldham man.

Howe admitted after the 2-0 friendly defeat at Bristol Rovers on Tuesday night he is keen to bring in extra firepower after allowing Chris Iwelumo to join Watford for an undisclosed sum.

He said: “We’re working on it, we need another striker.”