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Reid hoping for PL chance

Blackburn rumoured to be interested in New Zealand defender

By Kent Hedlundh.   Last Updated: 26/06/10 4:04pm

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New Zealand defender Winston Reid is hoping for a chance to prove his talents in the Premier League.

The 21-year-old, who currently plays in the Danish league with FC Midtjylland, impressed in the All Whites' World Cup campaign which ended in the group stages, where they were unbeaten, claiming three draws.

Reid was instrumental for the Kiwis, scoring a last-minute equaliser against Slovakia in their opening game to claim a 1-1 draw and putting in excellent performances against 2006 champions Italy and Paraguay to help Ricki Herbert's team to third place.

Blackburn Rovers boss Sam Allardyce is rumoured to be eyeing a bid for Reid, where he could link up at the heart of defence with international team-mate Ryan Nelsen, who enjoyed an outstanding tournament.

Reid, who moved to Scandinavia at the age of 10, confessed that he was ready for a switch away from Denmark, with the South Africa tournament able to give him a chance to show what he could do.

"One of the reasons I decided to represent New Zealand at the World Cup was to attract more attention," Reid told

"I feel ready to try something else than FC Midtjylland."

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