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Derbyshire To Go Greek?!?!

Blackburn Rovers striker Matt Derbyshire is understood to be set for a surprise loan move to Greece. is reporting that the 22-year-old is being courted by Olympiakos, who have been impressed by Derbyshire's outings for the England Under-21 International side over the past year. Derbyshire is currently behind Roque Santa Cruz (however, he seems set to leave shortly with the Russian arriving to replace him), Benni McCarthy and Jason Roberts in Sam Allardyce's pecking order and has already been linked with a move to several Championship clubs.

It is also understood that Derbs is himself keen on making the move so he can play some regular first-team football.


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Date:Wednesday January 28 2009

Time: 6:11PM

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Well to say this has come out of right field is an understatement!!
Mikey D
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28/01/2009 18:29:00

Take a read on my comment in the last Derbyshire article. Darn the Sas knows what's best. I think it will be great for matt and the Club
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28/01/2009 19:50:00

this will be a great move, but have we got enough back up to let him leave up top.... benni, J-Rob, then Santa(atm)... unless villanueva is going to be given the platform to step up under big sam!! I have confidence in everything at the moment tho, its Gooooood!
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28/01/2009 22:27:00

Only a loan move which makes me happy - I'm still convinced he's going to be rovers first name on the team sheet in a couple of years. I don't see the Russian coming in though, which leaves me a bit worried about cover up top.
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29/01/2009 01:28:00

i'm sure it will be great for derb to get some regular action. he will return a much better player.
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29/01/2009 03:14:00

i have always thought that matt has been unluckly in the lack of starts for us. I don't think he has every started more that 4 games in a row for us up front. This is why it would be good for him to move somewhere he can get consecutive games but we should not let him leave unless we have good enough back up. Are roque's younger brother and the new guy blackman good enought to be a four choice striker at this crucial stage to the season?
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29/01/2009 09:14:00

derbs has gone six month loan deal confimed on club website looking forward to finding out who we are getting to replace him maybe someone one loan till end of season
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29/01/2009 09:30:00

This is a greta move the more I think about it. Go Matty!!!
Mikey D
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29/01/2009 12:28:00


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