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Ex-Notts County, Shrewsbury striker Rodgers targets NYRB return

Luke Rodgers says he would love to return to play with the New York Red Bulls if it were at all possible.

The 31-year old English striker is a free agent after finishing with Shrewsbury Town earlier hits month and told Soccer By Ives that he is earmarking a possible MLS comeback after experiencing visa difficulties following his initial stint with New York in 2011.

"I could get my visa. I had spoken to the Embassy in December and they said it wouldn't be a problem," Rodgers told SBI. "I'm a free agent. My fitness is very good, though I've always been fit. I could play tomorrow if (MLS) signed me to be honest with you."

The former Notts County and Portsmouth man added: "I thought if I got my visa, I could get back. When I contacted them, they had moved on and that was it.

"I'd love to get back in MLS itself, but honestly, I'd love it more to be with the Red Bulls. I just loved it there.

"I'd love to get back to MLS if there was interest. I'm in good shape, good conditions and I have a strong record there. I scored something like 10 goals in 23 games.

"I'd done well when I was there and it'd be nice to get a chance to do it again."

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