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Hughes To Get Fortune?

Hughes To Get Fortune?

Mark Hughes will decide in the next few days whether to sign free agent utility man Quinton Fortune.

The former South African captain has been training with Blackburn Rovers for the past week during the club's mid-season break to Orlando linking up with friends Benni McCarthy and Aaron Mokoena.

And, because he is currently a free agent, he would be able to join up with Rovers immediately, should Hughes decide to offer him a short-term deal.

Rovers chairman John Williams confirmed that Fortune had been part of the group who travelled to America.

The 30-year-old has been out of the game since being released by Bolton last summer, with his time spent mainly back in his homeland and a spell with Western Province United, a club he helped found in 1998 as 'FC Fortune'.

But a recent trial at the Stadium of Light ended with his former United team-mate Roy Keane deciding against offering him a deal with the Black Cats.

Keane said: 'Quinton is a great lad but, in the position we are in, I think it would be unfair to bring in a player who hasn't played for six, seven or eight months.

'We did that with Andy Cole and Ian Harte earlier in the season, but at this stage of the campaign anyone we bring in needs to be able to hit the ground running.

'I think Quinton might now spend some time with Blackburn and we wish him well.'

Rovers didn't replace Robbie Savage in the January transfer window, have recently been struggling with injury and the fact that Fortune can be deployed in several different positions, could persuade Hughes to give him a deal at Ewood Park.

Writer:Mikey
Date:Friday February 22 2008
Time: 10:35AM

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Given the versatility of Mr. Fortune and the smalish squad we have I reckon Hughes could put him in there on a short contract till the end of the season... if he can prove his fitness.
MikeyGamst
22/02/2008 10:43:00
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Ive backed him, we really do need some depth, im sure his experience can be used somewhere
sasman
22/02/2008 10:47:00
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Might be a boost for Benni too. Other than that he has little to offer!
roversman
22/02/2008 13:22:00
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Bit harsh that IMO roversman. lol
MikeyGamst
22/02/2008 18:02:00
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always seem to do well at manchester but never seemed to set anything alight.
mick66owl
22/02/2008 19:44:00
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hahaha more then a bit harsh lol
sasman
23/02/2008 04:25:00
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He is a good solid player Fortune and a very versatile one as well, so I think that Hughes should bring him in on a short term deal until the summer to prove himself. If he does well offer him a better contract if he doesn't bring in someone else in the summer.
Big Man up Front
23/02/2008 12:54:00
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some good points by Hughes there about being able to hit the ground running!
merlin
24/02/2008 11:51:00
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I might not be as harsh as roversman but I haven't been that keen on him signing, so I still can't see the benefits personally.
Hughes Da Man
24/02/2008 19:36:00
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I think this will happen personally. Just to add a bit of competition.
MikeyGamst
24/02/2008 20:06:00
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