FFC columnist Thomas Lindridge is delighted to see the re-emergence of Blackburn Rovers midfielder David Dunn and wonders if the midfielder stays fit, whether an England call up could be on the cards.
It seems that David Dunn is finally finding the form that Rovers fans remember and love. His performance against Bolton was superb and he always seemed keen to get on the ball and run at defenders. He won us two penalties and set up the third goal, so not a bad contribution from the local lad.
I was delighted when he decided to rejoin the club last January and was one of the first to get his name put back on my Rovers shirt. He was unfortunate with injuries at Birmingham but there was never any doubt about his talent when fully fit. Understandably it took Dunny the remainder of last season to regain fitness and start familiarising himself with the Blackburn set-up again. The rewards this season have been plenty and I think he will play an integral role in Rovers push for a European place. He seems focussed on the cause and runs around to help out in defence as well as the attack.
Being a Rovers man himself, we can also be assured that he is 110% committed to the cause and that can only be a benefit for the club. Dunny managed to win an England cap in his first spell at Blackburn and I have no doubt that if he continues to perform well Capello may well stand up and take notice. Bentley has managed to alert attention and there is no reason why Dunny can’t either.
I have to admit that occasionally I get a bit nervous when Dunny goes down from a tackle and doesn’t get straight back up, but his injury problems seem past him and now he can concentrate on putting in some great performances for himself and Rovers and who knows if an international future beckons.