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Dunn eager to make impression on Birmingham return

Lancashire Telegraph: David Dunn David Dunn

DAVID Dunn will have mixed emotions when he returns to St Andrew’s today for just the second time since he rejoined Blackburn Rovers.

Dunn, in his heart of hearts, knows he should never have left his Rovers in the first place.

But that does stop him having good memories of his three-and-a-half-year stay with Birmingham City.

However he admits they are tinged with regret that injury, and particularly the spinal surgery he underwent in the summer of 2005, prevented him from playing more for the Blues.

“I had a decent relationship with their fans and I really enjoyed my time at Birmingham,” said Dunn, who made the move back to Ewood Park in January 2007.

“The unfortunate thing for me and Birmingham was I couldn’t get on the pitch as much as I would have lived.

“Obviously I had my spine surgery down there which knocked me back a year or so, which was disappointing, but when I did get on the pitch I think my form was good.

“I’m looking forward to going down there and playing some part.”

Dunn, whose only previous visit to St Andrew’s with Rovers ended in a 4-1 defeat on the final day of the 2007-08 Premier League campaign, will be pushing for a start today after coming off the bench in Friday’s 0-0 home draw with Yeovil Town.

Birmingham go into the match on the back of a 1-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest on Saturday which left them just one point above the bottom three.

And Lee Clark’s side will be without their captain Paul Robinson after the veteran defender was hit with a three-game ban after he picked up his 15th booking of the season at the City Ground for an injury-time foul on Ben Osborn.

Blues boss Clark said: “He’s a huge loss. He’s been excellent for us.

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“He tried to tackle the guy. I’m not going to stop somebody in my team trying to tackle.

“I think he’s been hard done by with a lot of the bookings because he’s very competitive in today’s game. In a tackle you will knock an opponent over.

“We’re without him now so I need some of my other players to step up to the plate.”

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12:02pm Mon 21 Apr 14

MatthewCA says...

Good Chance for rovers to win the match :))

hope draw - draw style players in rovers will gift one point to breath in the table
Good Chance for rovers to win the match :)) hope draw - draw style players in rovers will gift one point to breath in the table MatthewCA
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12:16pm Mon 21 Apr 14

juanbbien says...

MatthewCA wrote:
Good Chance for rovers to win the match :))

hope draw - draw style players in rovers will gift one point to breath in the table
Bloody hell
[quote][p][bold]MatthewCA[/bold] wrote: Good Chance for rovers to win the match :)) hope draw - draw style players in rovers will gift one point to breath in the table[/p][/quote]Bloody hell juanbbien
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12:58pm Mon 21 Apr 14

RoversSwiss says...

MatthewCA wrote:
Good Chance for rovers to win the match :))

hope draw - draw style players in rovers will gift one point to breath in the table
Can someone please translate this? After Fridays dire performance would be typical of Rovers if they won today. Not holding my breath though, prediction 1-1 draw, expected result and not very original. However, how often have Rovers done what's expected of them over the years?
[quote][p][bold]MatthewCA[/bold] wrote: Good Chance for rovers to win the match :)) hope draw - draw style players in rovers will gift one point to breath in the table[/p][/quote]Can someone please translate this? After Fridays dire performance would be typical of Rovers if they won today. Not holding my breath though, prediction 1-1 draw, expected result and not very original. However, how often have Rovers done what's expected of them over the years? RoversSwiss
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1:08pm Mon 21 Apr 14

crankitup says...

all due respect Dunny, but there's no place for mixed emotions today, if you get the on the pitch there should only be one thought on your mind and that is three points....and deep down i know that will be the case...make them regret your return to Birmingham son....
all due respect Dunny, but there's no place for mixed emotions today, if you get the on the pitch there should only be one thought on your mind and that is three points....and deep down i know that will be the case...make them regret your return to Birmingham son.... crankitup
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2:29pm Mon 21 Apr 14

OnePostThenTheOther says...

"David Dunn is blue and white,
blue and white,
blue and white.
David Dunn is blue and white...."

....except when he spits his dummy and goes to play for Birmingham City instead.

Not to worry, whilst you couldn't console yourself with a starting place under Souness on the wing (a position you would play in for Bruce) we are all still "getting real" about what Rovers can expect to achieve under our bilionaire, Ronaldinho/Europe/Si
lverware chasing owners ( just like what your old boss Kean told you to say)

By the way, how's the cramp........ in your harris?
"David Dunn is blue and white, blue and white, blue and white. David Dunn is blue and white...." ....except when he spits his dummy and goes to play for Birmingham City instead. Not to worry, whilst you couldn't console yourself with a starting place under Souness on the wing (a position you would play in for Bruce) we are all still "getting real" about what Rovers can expect to achieve under our bilionaire, Ronaldinho/Europe/Si lverware chasing owners ( just like what your old boss Kean told you to say) By the way, how's the cramp........ in your harris? OnePostThenTheOther
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