Duncan McGuire is reluctant to join Blackburn Rovers after the breakdown of his transfer in the January transfer window.

The Lancashire Telegraph reported last week that Rovers were still in contact with McGuire's camp and Orlando City with the USA striker expected to move this summer.

Rovers have kept tabs on McGuire since the deal fell through in February. They scouted him at a recent USA match in France and have been kept abreast of the latest developments around his future.

However, in his first interview since the move broke down, McGuire said he would be unlikely to return to Ewood Park. 

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Understandably, the 24-year-old is pretty scarred by his experience in the New Year. Whilst he didn't rule anything out, it now feels incredibly unlikely he'll become a Rovers player.

"It's tough to say," McGuire told Goal.

"That was a pretty bad mistake, a pretty bad mistake by them. I'd be open to maybe having a conversation but it would have to be a lot to get me to go back there. 

"On the plane ride back, I just felt like my tail was between my legs. I asked my agent how often this happens and he was like 'This doesn't happen'.

"I didn't burn bridges with my teammates or have it be like 'Oh you wanted to leave and now you're back'. When I got back, it was like I never left."

McGuire has rejected a new contract with Orlando and is expected to leave Major League Soccer for Europe this summer. Other clubs are interested in his services, with two unnamed English clubs in attendance for the goalless draw with Inter Miami in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Rovers never made a formal offer for McGuire after the January window but were keeping tabs with the potential or reigniting the deal. That would depend on finances, the player's will and the verdict of new head coach John Eustace.

Club Secretary Ian Silvester left the club after an internal investigation regarding the failure to send the paperwork to the EFL before the 11pm deadline. Despite the deal being wrapped up at around 10pm, the documents were left in 'drafts' until after cut-off.

Broughton led the transfer negotiations with Orlando City but saw a £2.3million deal pulled at the 11th hour by the Rovers board. That was then resurrected as a loan-to-buy agreement, with a £3.6m option, before the human error.

Having been the figurehead for a recruitment and administration team that failed to sign Lewis O'Brien, Ethan Brierley and McGuire, the Director of Football has also left Rovers. At the time of writing, Rovers are yet to formally confirm Broughton's departure.

Brett Baker has been installed as Head of Football administration to replace Silvester's role. Rovers have not indicated whether a replacement for Broughton is in their immediate plans.