Interest mounting in experienced free agent Nicky Bailey

HITC Sport understands that a number of clubs in the Championship and League One are considering an approach for the midfielder.

A host of clubs are readying offers for former Middlesbrough and Charlton Athletic midfielder Nicky Bailey, as he has returned to full fitness, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the player.

31-year-old Bailey is a free agent after he left Millwall in the summer following an injury hampered last 12 months.

Bailey has seen one of the country's top injury specialists, as well as training with former pro and now Ghana's International Fitness Coach Jamie Lawrence, to build up back to full fitness and has now overcome a number of niggling injuries.

It is now understood that a number of clubs from the Championship and League One are chasing his signature.

Rotherham United, Bolton Wanderers, Blackburn Rovers, Bradford City and Blackpool are all believed to be interested, as is one of his former clubs in the shape of Southend United.

Bailey was the Shrimpers’ Player of the Year during his one season with the club back in 2007/08.

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