Report: QPR take Blackpool struggler Andre Blackman on trial

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After short spells at Celtic, Bristol City, Leeds, Plymouth and in non-league football, the left-back is hoping to secure a move back to London.

It is fair to say that the relatively short footballing career of left-back Andre Blackman has been very intriguing, if not puzzling, and today it took another interesting turn. The Blackpool Gazette revealed this morning that he is currently on trial with Premier League side QPR.

The 24-year-old is trying to earn himself a shock deal with Harry Redknapp's side and featured for over an hour in a reserve game Tuesday night, according to the report.

For Blackman, it would be just another odd twist in a clearly promising but topsy-turvy footballing career.

He has already chalked up 11 clubs in his short career to date. He spent time on the books at Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Portsmouth before starting his professional career with Bristol City.

They released him after three months for what then manager Gary Johnson told the Bristol Post was a 'disciplinary matter'.

He then went on to play for AFC Wimbledon before joining Celtic in a shock 2011 deal. He went on to play on loan at Inverness Caledonian Thistle, but was kicked out by Terry Butcher because of his poor attitude, according to the Daily Record.

After that came spells at Plymouth Argyle, Dover Athletic and Maidenhead United, as well as a failed trial spell at Leeds United, before signing a 12-month deal at Blackpool in September.

But he has played just three games for the club since his arrival, being hauled off after 17 minutes in his final appearance for the club back in November.

So for him to secure a move to QPR would indeed be a massive coup for a player who clearly has talent, but perhaps not the attitude to make it at the big time.

Here's hoping that he can start to turn things around in his already tumultuous career.

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