Former Ajax man and current trialist Jeffrey Sarpong scores in Blackburn Rovers win

Ewood Park

The former Dutch under-21 international scored in a 2-0 win v Tranmere Rovers.

Blackburn Rovers are one of several teams currently under a transfer embargo placed upon them by the football League for failing to comply with the Financial Fair Play regulations.

They along with Nottingham Forest are the highest profile cases in the Championship at the moment, with both sides transfer dealings this summer inhibited by the restrictions.

This means plenty of free agents will be knocking on their door.

Yesterday saw Gary Bowyer confirm to the Lancashire Telegraph that former Wigan Athletic and Cardiff City midfielder Kim Bo-kyung was one such interesting party.

Another it seems is Dutch midfielder Jeffrey Sarpong.

The 26-year-old attacking midfielder is a former Netherlands under-21 international who came through the ranks of the famed Ajax academy.

He left for Real Sociedad in 2010, before returning to the Netherlands with NAC Breda in 2013. After two years with the club he became a free agent this summer and is currently trying to earn a contract with Blackburn.

Last night he did his chances no harm.

He scored the opening goal as Blackburn claimed a comfortable 2-0 friendly win against Tranmere Rovers, with Connor Mahoney scoring the other.

Sarpong was not alone. Swedish forward Maic Sema, formerly of AEL Limassol, and Crewe Alexandra midfielder Liam Nolan were also on trial in the fixture.

But there was no doubt that Sarpong turned heads. Blackburn will now hqave to decide whether he is worth keeping for the 2015-16 campaign.

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