Dunn hints at Rovers return
By Chris Stanton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
David Dunn admits a return to hometown club Blackburn could appeal for family reasons.
David Dunn admits a return to hometown club Blackburn Rovers could appeal for family reasons.
The Birmingham midfielder was the subject of a failed bid by his former side, believed to be in the region of £2 million, on transfer deadline day.
Rovers manager Mark Hughes is a firm admirer of the former England international, whom he played alongside at Ewood Park during Rovers' promotion to The Premiership in 2001.
The 26-year-old, has endured three injury-hit campaigns since leaving Rovers in 2003, but he has returned to fitness, and is poised to play a major role in Blues' bid for an immediate return to the top flight.
Dunn concedes spending more time with his 15-month-old daughter in the North West could appeal - although he insists he owes a debt to Blues for having stood by him through a catalogue of back and hamstring injuries.
"I have got a little girl up there, I would love to see her more than I do, and it would be easier for me if I was closer," he told the Birmingham Mail.
"I am a Blackburn fan, everyone knows that, and I think in the future maybe I would fancy it.
"Not that I wanted to go when they came in. I wasn't trying to make it happen and I do want to stress I'm totally focused here at Birmingham.
"The transfer didn't come off, so I'm not really too worried about it.
"I think it's important with what's happened to me, and the club having been so good, that I don't take my mind off my football and doing well - and doing more - for Birmingham."