Blackburn set to sign Dallas FC player

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Updated: August 24, 2011

Blackburn Rovers look set to sign Dallas FC centre half George John from the MLS. The player has been followed by the Premiership side for a number of weeks and his heading for England.

John is believed to be on his way to Greece to get his European passport and will travel to Rovers later in the week for a medical exam, clearing the way for him to sign.

Dallas manager Schellas Hyndman said he doesn’t really know what the latest is with the whole situation.

“I’m really in a difficult place because I really don’t know what’s going on. I just met with my team. I think they know,” Hyndman said after training on Tuesday morning. “I think George has contacted some players. But I was expecting him at practice yesterday and got an e-mail 10 minutes before saying he was on his way to Greece. Let’s assume that all is happening and assume that he’s in England trying to go through a physical and everything. If that’s the case, then we obviously wish him the best. It’s something he wanted to do.”

“It’s hard to lose somebody at this point in time but just like losing Kenny Cooper [in 2009],” Hyndman said. “When we lost Kenny Cooper in the middle of the year, it gave us the resources, the financial resources to build the team that we have out here now. I think when you look a player’s mind, if he wants to be somewhere else it’s hard to say we’re not going to make this change. If he wants to be somewhere else, we’ve got to support him.”

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