BLACKBURN Rovers are facing a fight to bring 19-year-old striker David Hoilett back to Ewood Park this summer – as they struggle against work permit regulations.

The Canadian teenager has been on loan from Rovers in Germany for the past two seasons but, after impressing Sam Allardyce earlier this season, is now wanted back in East Lancashire for the remaining year on his contract.

After spending 2007/08 on loan at SC Paderborn, Hoilett has been a revelation in Bundesliga 2, scoring six goals for St Pauli, and Rovers believe the striker is worth persevering with.

Their attempts to bring him back though have hit problems as the task of getting a work permit for him continues to trouble them.

Rovers are meanwhile close to finalising their pre-season tour details, with a training camp in Austria and Germany and a four-team tournament in Madeira expected to be announced.

An away friendly against Senegal’s national team is believed to be another of several possible avenues being explored although nothing official has yet been announced.