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By ESPN Staff

Reid 'very close' to penning to Rovers contract

Blackburn midfielder Steven Reid is poised to commit his future to the Ewood Park club.

Reid has recently been the subject of speculation linking him with a move to Manchester United, as he has only a year remaining on his current deal.

But a few weeks ago, the 25-year-old entered into negotiations with Rovers over a new contract after earlier this year switching to a new agent in former United and Blackburn defender Kevin Moran.

Republic of Ireland international Reid, who has enjoyed his best season this term since turning professional, said: 'There's been progress.

'Negotiations have started and we are still talking, but it is all looking positive, really good. We're very close.

'Kevin's doing a good job for me. Hopefully it won't be long until things are resolved and then I can look forward to my future with Blackburn.

'I'm really enjoying my time here and hopefully that will continue for at least the next four years.'

Rovers captain Andy Todd, meanwhile, will know in the next 48 hours whether he requires surgery for a knee injury.

The centre-back recently had a scan which revealed cartilage damage sustained in the 2-1 defeat against Birmingham eight days ago.

Todd, who limped off after 74 minutes at St Andrews, could miss the club's final three games, starting at Charlton on Saturday, followed by home clashes with Chelsea and Manchester City.

Manager Mark Hughes confirmed: 'Andy had to see a specialist for a scan, and it wasn't great news, so a decision will have to be made as to whether he needs an operation on his knee.

'That will be made in the next couple of days, and if he does need it, then of course it's the end of his season.

'It maybe a case he will be able to get through, but we will take advice on that.'

Better news for Hughes is that midfielder Tugay is on the brink of a return after being out for more than three weeks with a calf injury.

'Tugay has joined in with the group in training this week, and touch wood there has been no reaction,' added Hughes.

'So we are very hopeful, and we think he could well play a part in the last three games.'