David Dunn: Blackburn Rovers midfielder to leave club in summer

David Dunn
Dunn has scored 59 goals in his 377 appearances for Blackburn

David Dunn has announced he will leave Championship side Blackburn at the end of the season.

The 35-year-old, who earned his one England cap in 2002, joined Rovers as an eight-year-old and progressed through the youth system.

After 169 appearances, he joined Birmingham in 2003 for £5.5m but injuries meant just 69 outings.

He returned to Ewood Park in 2007 and played another 208 games but has made just two starts this season.

Dunn's Blackburn highlights
As well as helping Blackburn to promotion back to the Premier League in 2001, Dunn won the League Cup a year later when Rovers beat Tottenham 2-1 in the final

"I have lived the dream of playing for my home-town club, during which time to be capped by my country, whilst wearing the blue-and-white halves, transcended even the wildest of those dreams," said Dunn.

"It is on record that I am working towards the highest coaching qualifications I can achieve and one day, who knows, the dream may be resurrected in the Ewood technical area.

"For the short term however, I intend to carry on playing, knowing that my last starting appearance in the FA Cup win at Charlton confirmed that there was still something worthwhile to contribute."

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