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David Dunn moves to Blackburn, snubs Bolton, upsets Big Sam

_41539742_dunnSam Allardyce is not best pleased that David Dunn has turned his back on Bolton at the eleventh hour. Dunn had passed a medical at the Reebok and was agreeing personal terms when Blackburn Rovers (who he used to play for) chipped in with a cheeky late bid.

Allardyce said: ' We are extremely disappointed, but there is not a lot we can do about it… I always feel let down when you have got so far down the road spending so much time showing the player this is the best place to be to get his career back on track.'

Dunn left Ewood Park to join Birmingham City in a £5.5m deal in 2003. He only made 27 appearances for Birmingham, mainly because of injury problems. He is expected to re-sign for Rovers for around £2.2m, a fee which is based on appearances.

Blues boss Steve Bruce admits that Dunn never fulfilled his potential at St Andrew's: 'It is a crying shame with the amount of talent Dunny has got that we have never seen the best of him at Birmingham. It is one of my biggest regrets as Birmingham manager.'

With comedy moments like this in mind, why on earth would Bolton and Blackburn want to sign Dunn in the first place?

Birmingham blog Joys & Sorrows seems to think that Blackburn's late, late bid may have been part a crafty waiting game.

January 17, 2007 in Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers, News balls, The Championship | Permalink


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