David Dunn doesn’t even know who to talk to regarding his contract situation at Blackburn Rovers.
The 33-year-old came through the youth system at the Lancashire club, and aside from a four-year spell at Birmingham City from 2003 to 2007, he has spent his entire career at Ewood Park. However, his contract is due to expire at the end of the current campaign.
Dunn has made no secret of his desire to sign a new deal which would see him end his career at Rovers, but he admits he has no idea if he will be offered the opportunity. And such is the uncertainty surrounding the club, he admits he doesn’t even know who to talk to about his situation.
“I’m two or three months away from being out of contract and If I’m being blunt about it, I’m not too sure who to speak to,” he said. “I’d rather just know. My family are here and my kids are here so if it’s a ‘yes’, great, if it’s a ‘no’ then at least I’ve been here a hell of a long time in two spells.
“I’m probably being more patient than I would be if I was at another club. But if it’s not going to happen, they could show me a bit of respect and tell me. It would be a crying shame if I got to May, went home, and that was it. I deserve a little bit more than that for the effort and the loyalty I’ve shown over the years. But who knows what happens at this place?”
There has been chaos at Rovers since the takeover from the Venky’s, including relegation from the Premier League last season. This term unpopular coach Steve Kean resigned in September, and since then Henning Berg and Michael Appleton have been sacked. Results on the pitch have reflected this mess, as only goal difference is keeping them out of the relegation zone.