Leyton Orient midfielder Jobi McAnuff is having a trial with Blackburn Rovers, reports the East London Advertiser.

McAnuff is still contracted to the O’s but has not feature in either of the first two games for the League Two outfit.

Orient manager Ian Hendon has put that down to his busy summer where he played in both the Copa America and the Gold Cup with Jamaica. However, it is nob believed that he has been training with Blackburn in the hope of securing a deal.

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No move to Rovers will be straight forward for 33-year old as he is one of four players on trial and out of the four only two can be signed to a contract. Under the embargo Blackburn can only have 24 players and they currently occupy 22.

It is thought a striker and winger are priority positions for manager Gary Bowyer  as he looks to add firepower after losing Rudy Gestede. The likely replacement is 6ft 4ins Denni Avdic as revealed yesterday he is one of trial players.

McAnuff has a wealth of Championship experience with his time at Crystal Palace, Watford and Reading. He made just over 200 appearances for Reading scoring 16 goals. He also has 17 appearances for the Jamaica national team scoring once.


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