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The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

BLACK­BURN ROVERS are ready to en­ter the bid­ding to land Glas­gow Rangers cen­tral mid­fielder Lewis MacLeod when the trans­fer win­dow opens.

The 20-year-old came through the youth sys­tem be­fore mak­ing his first team de­but in 2012 when the SFA im­posed a trans­fer ban on the club.

Wishaw-born Macleod has been capped by Scot­land from un­der-16 level right the way through to un­der-21 level, where he has scored twice in eight games.

He is seen as one of the bright­est tal­ents in the Scot­tish game, which has brought him to the at­ten­tion of a num­ber of clubs from across the bor­der.

Ever­ton boss Roberto Martinez is in­ter­ested, while Rovers’ lo­cal ri­vals Burn­ley, who are bid­ding to beat the drop from the Premier League, are also watch­ing him.

Black­burn boss Gary Bowyer is keen to strengthen his squad when the trans­fer win­dow opens at the start of next month.

MacLeod is cur­rently on the side­lines with a ham­string in­jury which could mean that he has played his last game for Rangers.

The fallen Scot­tish gi­ants are not in a fi­nan­cial po­si­tion to turn down any of­fers for MacLeod with debts cur­rently run­ning at around £8m. MILL­WALL will have to make striker Eoin Doyle their first-ever mil­lion pound sign­ing if they want to lure him from Ch­ester­field.

Bris­tol City are also keen on the 26year-old Ir­ish­man but Ch­ester­field want seven fig­ures for the player who has al­ready scored 19 goals this sea­son. WOLVES are plot­ting a move for Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur mid­fielder Alex Pritchard, who is cur­rently on loan with Cham­pi­onship ri­vals Brent­ford.

Pritchard is out of con­tract with Spurs at the end of the sea­son and is ready to leave White Hart Lane in search of reg­u­lar first team foot­ball.

Brent­ford want to sign the 21-year-old on a per­ma­nent deal, but Wolves boss Kenny Jack­ett has also had scouts check­ing him out and could pro­vide se­ri­ous com­pe­ti­tion for the Eng­land under21 in­ter­na­tional.

Tot­ten­ham’s Premier League ri­vals Swansea are also in­ter­ested.

Pritchard is likely to be al­lowed to leave Spurs for around £2m along with a slice of any fu­ture prof­its.

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