Robins To Rob Blake?

The Sunday newspapers have once again shoved a striker in the Reds direction. After linking David Healy and Jason Scotland with a move to Oakwell last weekend, the Sunday People has linked Burnley striker Robbie Blake with a move across the Pennines.

Reds boss Mark Robins is desperate for striking reinforcement and now rumours are circulating he could move for former Leeds striker Blake.

Despite bagging nine goals as the Clarets won promotion to the Premier League last season and scoring the famous winner over Manchester United at Turf Moor this season, 33 year old Blake has found game time and goals hard to come by at the top level. He has notched just two goals in 18 starts and although a firm favourite under Owen Coyle, it is believed he is not wanted by new manager Brian Laws, despite starting the 2-1 defeat to Chelsea yesterday- his first league start since the 12th December. Blake scored at Oakwell for Leeds when Barnsley won 3-2 back in November 2006.

The People reports:

Barnsley boss Mark Robins wants to snap up Robbie Blake from Burnley - from under the noses of PRESTON.

Hotline revealed last week that North End planned to take Blake from their neighbours either now or on a free transfer when his contract expires this summer. But now Robins, who has money to spend, is making a move.