Championship club to fight Celtic and Rangers for 'outstanding' Sunderland outcast

Blackburn Rovers boss Owen Coyle is determined to bring Danny Graham back to Ewood Park next season.
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Danny Graham

The new Rovers chief has called the striker 'outstanding' and wants to make his loan deal permanent this summer.

Graham went on loan to Ewood Park in January, scoring seven goals in 18 games.

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He is out of contract this summer, and has been linked with Celtic and Rangers, along with Championship duo Birmingham City and Wigan Athletic.

Coyle admits Graham will have some 'very big offers' on the table but hopes to bring the Gateshead-born star back to Blackburn.

Coyle said: “Danny is a good player and given his situation there’s no doubt that he’s going to have some very big offers on the table.

“He’s an outstanding player, somebody I’ve always liked, and that’s all relative to what we can do.

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“Ultimately we’ll work within everything we’ve got here to bring those players in and Danny’s a very good player.

“Whether we can get him to the football club, because I know he’ll have some very big offers, remains to be seen.”