Outgoing Blackburn Rovers defender Charlie Mulgrew has been linked with a return to Scotland, with Partick Thistle manager Ian McCall admitting to BBC Sport that the player is on his list of transfer targets.
The 35-year-old centre back was recently informed that Rovers would not be handing him a new contract at the end of the season and as a result he is set to depart from Ewood Park at the end of June after spending the best part of five years at the Lancashire club.
Mulgrew has previous experience of playing football in his homeland after taking in spells with the likes of Celtic and Aberdeen and could well be keen to return to his roots once his spell with the Sky Bet Championship side comes to an end.
Speaking recently, McCall was quick to state the following about the veteran defender ahead of the summer transfer window:
“He’s on our list.
“Can we get him? Who knows, stranger things have happened. There is a list of players.”
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The former Scotland international spent the 2020/21 campaign out on loan in Sky Bet League One with Fleetwood Town and made 23 appearances for the third tier outfit.
I don’t think that there will be too many people at Blackburn who will miss Mulgrew next season as his career is seemingly running out of steam after spending the majority of it at a very high level.
A return to Scotland would undoubtedly suit him and it will be interesting to see if Thistle can stump up the cash to bring him in.
All in all, the defender contributed well for Rovers over the years and played a big role in getting them back to the Championship, with his goals in League One helping to seal promotion back to the second tier.
He now leaves the club after making just north of 100 appearances for Rovers.