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Blackburn make Appleton approach

Blackburn have made an official approach to Championship rivals Blackpool for manager Michael Appleton.

Rovers have been without a manager since calling time on Henning Berg's 10-match reign two days after Christmas.

And a search headed by the club's global advisor Shebby Singh has settled on Lancashire neighbours Blackpool, who appointed Appleton just two months ago.

Blackburn's managing director Derek Shaw told the club website: "I can confirm that we have made an official approach to Blackpool FC about our interest in speaking to Michael Appleton.

"This is the only candidate we have approached for the manager's job."