Bruce won't give Dunn away
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Steve Bruce insists he will not be pushed into allowing David Dunn to return to Blackburn.
Steve Bruce insists he will not be pushed into allowing Birmingham City midfielder David Dunn to return to Blackburn Rovers.
Dunn is out of contract at St Andrews at the end of the season and has been linked with a January move to his first club.
The player revealed he would be tempted to go back to Ewood Park, while Rovers boss Mark Hughes hinted at an interest.
But after Birmingham stood by Dunn during his lengthy injury troubles, Bruce is adamant he will be the one making a decision on the 26-year-old in January.
"It has been deeply upsetting what has happened to David Dunn - both for him and us," said Bruce.
"Now I have to consider - do we allow him to make a fresh start and do we cut our losses.
"But I am not going to be hijacked, mollycoddled or hoodwinked into anything that is just going to suit David Dunn.
"Myself and the club have stood by him over the years. We have given him time and energy to get over his injuries and he is still our player.
"I will look at the situation in January, but only if things are right. My job is to look after the club and the team.
"The transfer window is nearly open, but we are not just going to give David Dunn away. We will see what develops."