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Dack eyes goals on return as top scorer heads for exit

Bradley Dack is dreaming of scoring goals again for Blackburn, as they prepare for the possible loss of Ben Brereton Diaz.

Dack is preparing to make his second comeback from serious injury in the space of two years.

The 27-year-old midfielder suffered an Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury almost nine months ago.

His return will excite Rovers fans with the thought of him potentially linking up with the on-fire Brereton Diaz.

With Blackburn currently sitting in the play-off positions, the return of one of their star men is only going to help with their promotion push.

Speaking to the club’s website, Dack said: “We’ve really come a long way in the last six weeks and I’m feeling a lot better. We’re coming up to eight months on from my operation and this is the period where everything starts to come together.

“The last week or so has seen me do more cutting movements, more passing, more finishing. It starts to make you feel like a footballer again and I’m really excited for the next four weeks now.

“At some point, in front of fans, the ball will hit the back of the net again. It’s an exciting thought. It’s been a long time, especially for me, I’ve not played in front of fans since December 2019. I can’t wait for the moment that the first goal goes in.”

Interest in Ben Brereton Diaz

Dack’s goals may be needed to compensate for the loss of Brereton Diaz, who is attracting plenty of interest.

Ben Brereton Diaz

Newcastle and Leeds are the latest Premier League sides believed to be chasing the Chile international, according to Eurosport.

He is out of contract at the end of the season, but Blackburn hold an option to an extend by another year.

The 22-year-old has been in scintillating form this season, scoring 16 goals in 20 Championship games.

A move to Leeds United would make sense for the Chilean international. Current Leeds boss, Marcelo Bielsa, managed the Chile national side from 2007 to 2011. 

The long-term injury to Patrick Bamford could also swing in the favour of a move to Leeds with regular game time a realistic option.

However, the new project at Newcastle could well be enough to tempt the free-scoring striker in a move up north. 

Should a big offer come in from either of the Premier League clubs this January transfer window, Blackburn may find it difficult not to cash in on their star man.

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