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Dickov set for return?

Former fan-favourite and scorer of officially the greatest goal in City history - Paul Dickov is strongly rumoured to be on the verge of a move back to City, with the club apparantly set to pip Blackburn for his signature in the summer.

Dickov has been offered a one year deal by Blackburn but is believd to be concerned that he has fallen down the pecking order and is ready to complete an emotional return to the club which he admittedly never wanted to leave.

Granted, Dickov has surprised me with the level of performance he has shown at Blackburn and Leicester since leaving us but his goal record is still no more than average and would be a major step backwards were we to re-sign him.

The forward position is not something we are desperate to fill either given the fact that (fully fit) we have Vassell, Samaras, Cole, Sibierski and Wright-Phillips would be in competition with Dickov for a place.

However, perhaps his 'infectious enthusiasm' is what Pearce is looking for in his signings and undoubtedly he would come cheap (both wages and cost of signing him) so fits the profile that the club have pursued over the past year but it isn't a move that would be welcomed by fans in general - even those (admittedly not myself) who were big fans first time round.

If indeed he does sign, then to me it is a clear indication that the pot is bare and Pearce is working on little more than a shoestring when trying to improve a squad which has clearly struggled over the latter part of the season.