Date: 25th July 2016 at 10:46am
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Gordon Greer could earn himself a return to Ewood Park but his most recent club could be looking to tempt Shane Duffy away from Blackburn?

During his previous stint with Blackburn, many years ago, Greer was limited to just one-match for the club but following his Brighton release he could return some 13-years later as he’s presently on trial with Rovers.

The Scottish international turned out at Blackpool on Saturday, playing the second half of that one-one draw at Bloomfield Road as he looks to find himself a new club.

This would be a familiar one as the defender signed from Clyde back in 2001 but his one and only appearance in his two-years came against Oldham in the League Cup before he returned to Scotland with Kilmarnock.

Greer’s played for a number of clubs since with his Brighton spell ending following last seasons play-off defeat to Sheffield Wednesday, the 35-year-old was released after over 230-matches in six-years with the club where he had been captain.

Owen Coyle was pleased with his performance against Blackpool, also explaining the move he told

‘Gordon did fine. I spoke to him on Friday night and he only came in on Saturday morning and met the group, but we know he’s a consummate professional and he’s had a wonderful career. He played at a very high level last season with Brighton, who only narrowly missed out on promotion, and you saw the quality of his play.’

Coyle confirmed the veteran will remain with Blackburn for the remainder of pre-season before a decision is made.

‘He wanted to come in and show that he wants to be part of it, so we’ll give him the opportunity to do that in the next couple of weeks, but we’ll continue to monitor and look at other things and other players who we think we can add to the squad.’

Former Manchester United and Sunderland defender Wes Brown is continuing to train with Blackburn too, which was also confirmed by Coyle who said he’s ‘had a calf strain’ recently but his ‘enthusiasm’ is something he wants to see, adding.

‘We got him scanned and we saw that there was a little cause for concern in respect of what it was, so we’ll probably have to shut him down for a week in terms of not doing anything, but we’re hopeful that at some point next week he’ll start to train and hopefully we’ll start to get him some games and then we’ll take it from there. But he’s been a wonderful influence about the place and he’s frustrated because he wants to train and he wants to play, as we all are, but it’s important that we do things properly and professionally and manage it correctly.’

Greer could end up with Blackburn but Rovers might lose Duffy to Brighton?

The Irish Sun is reporting an offer of £2m has been made for Duffy with Brighton ready to battle with Wolves and Celtic for the Republic of Ireland international, who Coyle has recently insisted he wasn’t looking to sell.

Brighton could lose highly-rated Lewis Dunk to a Premier League move but if they’ve got any chance of signing Duffy they’ll have to offer more than £2m for former Everton defender Duffy wouldn’t they!

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