BLACKBURN Rovers trialists Gordon Greer and Faissal El Bakhtaoui are set to find out their fates in the next few days after getting another opportunity to impress manager Owen Coyle.

Former Brighton centre-half Greer, 35, finalised his arrangement to come to the club last Saturday morning, and hour laters played 45 minutes in the 1-1 draw at Blackpool.

Ex-Dunfermline striker El Bakhtaoui arrived two weeks ago and played in the shortened game against Bury, as well as featuring for the development side.

Coyle said of veteran defender Greer: “I had a very good chat with Gordon coming in, and a further chat the other day. We both know exactly what we’re thinking of.

“He did very well in the games. He came and met the boys just before the game last Saturday and acquitted himself very well for 45 minutes.

“He played 60 minutes of a game the other day and did well.

“We know Gordon, he’s had an outstanding career and played at the highest level, was involved in a team which just missed promotion to the Premier League last year and he’s been a fantastic servant to every club he’s been at.

“So nothing has changed in respect of we said we’d play the games at the weekend and then  have a chat at the start of the week, which we’ll do.

“Gordon has been very receptive to that and I’ve been very up front with him as well.

“Again, he’s done very well and I’ve been pleased with his contribution to this point.”

El Bakhtaoui, 23, scored 30 goals in 41 appearances to fire the Pars to the Scottish League One title last season and was named the division’s player of the year.

Coyle said: “Faissal will be there on Saturday, whether he gets some minutes at the end or not, but he’ll certainly start at Notts County on Sunday.

“I’ve spoken to him and his representative and we’ll make a decision on Sunday night.

“Faissal is going to have a very good career. He’s a talented lad and he’s got numerous offers already from clubs in Scotland because of how well he did at Dunfermline.

“The decision we have to make is if Faissal is ready to play at Championship level just now.

“Bear in mind he’s a young man, he’s certainly got the capability to do that in years to come.

“But I think we’ve got to be and fair and make the decision can he make an impact with us just now?

“That’s a decision we’ll make after the game on Sunday.”