Euell be the club for me

Without a club: Forward Jason Euell is looking to stay in the Championship.                          Picture: Steve Taylor
Without a club: Forward Jason Euell is looking to stay in the Championship. Picture: Steve Taylor
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JAMAICAN international Jason Euell has not ruled out rejoining Doncaster Rovers over the summer.

The striker is without a club after being one of 11 players released by Blackpool last month following their relegation from the top flight.

He has been linked with a return to Rovers and he concedes he is in limbo until the South Yorkshire club finalise their playing budget.

“That (a move to Rovers) is something that got spoken about at the end of the season with my agent and the club and it’s that same boat of the club not knowing the budget,” he said.

“The feedback I got was that it could happen but again you don’t want to force the issue.

“It would have been nice to try and get the club (Blackpool) back up but that’s not to be so its about moving on now and finding another challenge.”

It is the second time in his footballing life Euell, who is studying for his coaching badges, has been left unattached.

He said: “I’m just waiting really. I think we all know there’s not that much happening at the moment and its the time where clubs are just weighing up whose available, what budgets they’ve got and things like that.

“That is one of the frustrating things, not knowing and not not wanting to miss out on too much time by the time that most clubs come back from pre-season.”

Euell caught the eye during his three-month loan spell at the Keepmoat Stadium, scoring three goals in 12 appearances to help Rovers stave off the threat of relegation.

With club-record signing Billy Sharp ruled out by injury, it was Euell who filled in up front in the latter stages of the campaign.

His impressive form prompted manager Sean O’Driscoll into extending his loan deal in March until the end of the season.

Euell opened his Rovers account in the 1-1 draw against Watford and he also bagged a brace in the entertaining 2-2 draw with neighbours Barnsley.

He made just three appearances in the Premier League for the Seasiders against Wigan Athletic, Aston Villa and Birmingham City and the 34-year-old is adamant he still has the ability to cut it at the top level.

“I’ve not shut the door on anything,” said Euell, who is closing in on 100 career goals. “Its not worth looking at yourself thinking I only want to go to Premiership and Championship, I think that’s a bit naive. You’ve got to be open to everything.

“For me I still think I can make it in the Premier League if I had the opportunity.”