No Rovers return for Steven Reid

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Steven Reid accepts his time at Blackburn is almost over but is convinced he can still do a job in the Barclays Premier League.

The Republic of Ireland international's time at Ewood Park has been badly disrupted by injury and he spent the final 10 games of the 2009-10 season on loan at West Brom, helping the Baggies win promotion back to the Premier League.



His contract with Blackburn expires at the end of next month and he has been linked with a permanent move to West Brom.



Reid told the Lancashire Evening Telegraph: "It is looking as though my time at Blackburn has come to an end, although they haven't made it official yet. I don't think I will be getting anything from Blackburn Rovers in the summer.



"I know I can still play Premier League football though.



"I am disappointed I haven't played the amount of games I hoped to at Blackburn this season but that is football.



"The manager (Sam Allardyce) has his own views and you can't argue with what he has done.



"He has done brilliantly to get the club to 10th and I am delighted for all of them.



"I definitely feel I can still offer a Premier League club something because I still feel I am good enough at that level."



Meanwhile, Michel Salgado insists he would recommend Blackburn to any other Spanish player thinking of moving to England.



The veteran full-back moved to Rovers after a decade with Real Madrid and although he only started just under half his club's Barclays Premier League games in the 2009-10 season, he would not hesitate to encourage fellow Spaniards from following in his footsteps.



He told http://www.rovers.co.uk: "I can advise players from Spain to come here and to enjoy a different league with a good style of life, a good private life for players, much different from Spain.



"You can work easily here at the training ground with no distractions, it is a professional environment.



"Maybe we can sign a player for the next season, I don't know."

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