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Rovers join the race for Onuoha

Rovers appear to have joined a three team race to sign Manchester City defender Nedhum Onuoha.

Speculation has been on and off all summer that Rovers would move for the man who was on loan at Sunderland last season and it seems that they finally have.

Two other clubs are in the race to sign Nedhum with QPR and Everton also submitting bids for the player.

The players agent confirmed that interest in Onuoha was high.

'I'm not surprised at this level of interest, because Nedum has proven that he's a very good player' Kia Joorabchian (yes, that one) told BBC Sport.

But with Rovers able to offer bigger wages than Everton at present and QPR meaning a total relocation for the defender would that put Rovers in pole position?

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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 18 2011

Time: 8:49AM

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When glen told me yesterday that we were busy behind the scenes I was expecting a little bit better activity but it seems we are all guns blazing!
Mikey Delap
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18/08/2011 08:51:00

When glen told me yesterday that we were busy behind the scenes I was expecting a little bit better activity but it seems we are all guns blazing!
Mikey Delap
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18/08/2011 08:51:00

Would be nice to get Onuoha on board today, could be thrown straight into the mix on saturday, just in case Givet still has Manflu or Samba is still not ready.
ITSALLROVER
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18/08/2011 09:04:00

Would be nice to get Onuoha on board today, could be thrown straight into the mix on saturday, just in case Givet still has Manflu or Samba is still not ready.
ITSALLROVER
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18/08/2011 09:04:00

is he LB or RB .... not to bad i surpose
tubzz
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18/08/2011 09:39:00

is he LB or RB .... not to bad i surpose
tubzz
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18/08/2011 09:39:00

Good potential player here. I believe he is a cb tubzz.
Red_ice
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18/08/2011 09:47:00

Good potential player here. I believe he is a cb tubzz.
Red_ice
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18/08/2011 09:47:00

Excellent, why couldn't we have done this earlier? As long as we can do better in the wage stakes than Everton this should be in the bag, right?
theirishrover
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18/08/2011 09:56:00

Excellent, why couldn't we have done this earlier? As long as we can do better in the wage stakes than Everton this should be in the bag, right?
theirishrover
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18/08/2011 09:56:00

He can play both CB and RB. I believe he gets a 17 for a aggression on Football Manager too ;)
Mikey Delap
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18/08/2011 13:55:00

He can play both CB and RB. I believe he gets a 17 for a aggression on Football Manager too ;)
Mikey Delap
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18/08/2011 13:55:00

He is a solid player and is a good guy off the pitch too. I hope we can get him.
freidelno.1
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18/08/2011 19:38:00

He is a solid player and is a good guy off the pitch too. I hope we can get him.
freidelno.1
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18/08/2011 19:38:00

Please, please, please - he's just the right sort of player we need to move on.
rossp2112
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18/08/2011 20:49:00

Please, please, please - he's just the right sort of player we need to move on.
rossp2112
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18/08/2011 20:49:00

he would be a good addition, get in there rovers
stevekally
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18/08/2011 22:33:00

he would be a good addition, get in there rovers
stevekally
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18/08/2011 22:33:00

A bid is o the table, so hopefully we can move this forward and bring him in before the window closes
glen9mullan
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20/08/2011 03:46:00

A bid is o the table, so hopefully we can move this forward and bring him in before the window closes
glen9mullan
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20/08/2011 03:46:00

I think this one should be priority now IMO. Once again we were let down by our defencive weaknesses at Villa. Get him signed ASAP.
ITSALLROVER
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20/08/2011 23:25:00

I think this one should be priority now IMO. Once again we were let down by our defencive weaknesses at Villa. Get him signed ASAP.
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20/08/2011 23:25:00

 

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