Dunn keen on Beattie return

Blackburn midfielder David Dunn has welcomed reports that Rovers could be interested in signing unsettled Stoke City striker James Beattie this summer.

Beattie has been told he can leave the Britannia Stadium should Stoke receive an offer in the region of the £2million they paid Sheffield United to sign him 18 months ago.

The 32-year-old has been out in the cold at the Potters since reports of a mid-season bust-up with manager Tony Pulis.

Beattie has been linked with a return to Ewood Park, where he started his career with a handful of appearances before moving on to Southampton.

Dunn, who himself left his first club only to return three years ago, is excited about a possible reunion with the bustling striker.

“I think the way we play he could be a good addition to the squad, so hopefully something might get sorted there,” he said.

“I’m sure James is pretty keen on coming back home, but it depends on how much money the manager’s got and if he needs to shift a few around. We’ll wait and see.”

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