Transfer Talk: Rovers reportedly place bid for Crewe defender

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According to journalist Alan Nixon, Rovers have lodged a bid for highly-rated left-back Harry Pickering from League One side Crewe Alexandra.

Rovers have been linked with the full-back in recent days, and it appears the next step has been made in bringing the Crewe man to Ewood Park.

The 22-year-old came through the Crewe academy, a setup that has brought through a handful of the club’s current first-team, and Pickering has progressed into an impressive full-back, receiving plaudits from across the EFL.

He has made over a century of appearances for the Railwaymen, and looks ready to make the step up to the next level.

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Pickering’s injury record and minutes completed speak for themselves, with the full-back substituted just twice in Crewe’s promotion season from League Two last season.

Only two players made more passes than him in the fourth tier in the 2019-20 season, as he became a key figure in Crewe’s build-up play.

The signing could be an inspired one for Rovers, and could see Barry Douglas’ loan spell at the club end early and the Scot could return to Leeds United.

We’ll keep up to date on the latest news and rumours surrounding Pickering and other targets over on our Twitter page: @rovers_chat

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