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Blackburn snap up Varney

Blackburn have signed striker Luke Varney from Leeds after the loan window reopened.

Last Updated: 10/02/14 at 22:19 Post Comment

Luke Varney: Leeds striker has joined Blackburn

Luke Varney: Leeds striker has joined Blackburn

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The 31-year-old forward, who had refused to play for the Whites to try and facilitate a move away from the club, was strongly linked with a move to Ewood Park during January but the dramatic sequence of events which engulfed Elland Road on deadline day put the deal on ice.

However, Rovers boss Gary Bowyer has finally got his man on a loan deal until the end of the season with a view to a permanent move.

"He is a great addition to the squad and a great lad," Bowyer told the club's official website.

"He has been very keen to join us. He works really hard, he is a great team player and gives us further options in our attacking areas.

"He is an aggressive forward who will give defenders a real handful."

Varney, who lists Crewe, Portsmouth and Sheffield Wednesday among his former clubs, goes straight into Blackburn's squad for the trip to Middlesbrough.

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think all those names linked to United exits make sense. Kagawa has never really looked like hitting the form he had at Dortmund and Fellaini is radioactive after last season (even though I think he's been unfairly singled out for criticism). Nani and Anderson have had more than their fair share of chances so they are done, and Hernandez deserves better than warming a bench.

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