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Veteran Blackburn Defender Linked
Thursday, 18th May 2017 16:48

Veteran central defender Gordon Greer, who is leaving Blackburn this summer, is the latest player to be linked with the Blues along with a number of other clubs.

According to Teamtalk, recently relegated Rovers want to keep the 36-year-old, despite the Lancastrians announcing his release earlier today.

They also claim Town, Burton, Bradford, Bolton, Hibernian, Hearts and former club Kilmarnock are also keen on signing the Glasgow-born defender.

Greer moved to Ewood Park last summer having left Brighton after six years. The 11-times-capped Scotland international has also spent time with Clyde, Stockport County (loan), Doncaster and Swindon.

While the Blues will almost certainly look to add to their centre-halves this summer with Christophe Berra having departed, they’re more likely to target a left-sided player to compete with Tommy Smith rather than another experienced right footer with skipper Luke Chambers, Adam Webster and Steven Taylor, who has been invited back for pre-season, all right-sided.

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OohOohSamassiAbou added 16:50 - May 18
There's scraping the barrel, and then there's scraping the barrel. No thanks...

theblueginger added 16:51 - May 18
About 5 years too late....

As some cheap, experienced, cover, then maybe. But that then rules out Taylor who is certainly superior when fit.

The_Snake added 16:58 - May 18
That'll sell a few more season tickets...

kizaitfc added 16:59 - May 18
This is the definition of a Mick McCarthy signing!

Mullet added 17:00 - May 18
Now there's an agent desperate to make his 10% go further.

RobTheMonk added 17:03 - May 18
Bloody hell. Might as well get Ívar Ingimarsson back.

prebsa added 17:06 - May 18
Already scraping the barrel of league 1 clubs. Start as we mean to go on.

Mick out

RobITFC added 17:07 - May 18
Phil - this is surely another wind up from the management team?

hoppy added 17:08 - May 18
As soon as I saw the word 'Veteran', it set alarm bells ringing, as although I don't think it's a good idea at all and hope this is just agent/paper talk, unfortunately, it's not me making that kind of decision...

So, welcome to the club, Gordon...

Andy32Cracknell added 17:14 - May 18
Are Town trying to sell even fewer season tickets? I mean come on.....

Dozzells_Bobblehat added 17:36 - May 18
Amazes me when people come on and slag off the club after we are LINKED with a player in a newspaper or website.
No proof at all at this point that we are remotely interested.

jas0999 added 17:37 - May 18
It's all rumour, but if this were to happen then I think we might as well all give up!!

therein61 added 17:38 - May 18
Another rumour but this concerns me as this is the type of player we are only ever going to sign while the great leader is in charge.

martin587 added 17:42 - May 18
Paper talk,but it's farcical to read really.😃😃😃.

airliner added 18:10 - May 18

Michael11 added 18:12 - May 18
What a typically awful, dour, McCarthy type of signing this would be!

Cakeman added 18:14 - May 18
This just has to be a wind-up.
The worst link so far this season.
PS is he Douglas in disguise?

prebbs007 added 18:17 - May 18
Sign him up as our new manager !!

This is an absolute joke if we are considering this sort of player.

Fark Off McCarthy

DublinBlue84 added 18:19 - May 18
He's only 36.....

surgery added 18:23 - May 18
Looks as though he's capable of booting it hard and high

Seasider added 18:26 - May 18
Now a younger vet I wouldn't mind coming to PR;ie Darren Bent,but not this bloke surely.

christiand added 18:27 - May 18
Try Craig Conway from Blackburn, you've got the wrong Scotsman. Here's the one we should get in. Rowe on one flank, Conway on the other.

itfctrent added 18:32 - May 18
Another has been and well past his sell by date. It would be a serious indictment if the club are genuinely considering him.
In other news, Watkins has signed for the canaries apparently. We could be in for a long season again....!

wherescounago added 18:51 - May 18
He's been on loan at Stockport County, probably not good enough to make it a permanent move. If he's got his coaching badges and was going to be a defensive coach with the prospect of moving into management as well as having the option of helping out in a dire emergency all well and good but I suspect that isn't the case.

rendoblue added 18:51 - May 18
Any news on whether Colin Hendry or even rob Jones are available or are they out of our price range. Dear god how far we've fallen even being mention with these players from clubs who have been awful this season.

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