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Zurich's Sutter flattened by failed Blackburn move

Scott Sutter has indicated that he hopes Blackburn Rovers come back for his services in the summer transfer market.

The FC Zurich full-back was close to joining Rovers in January but the Ewood Park decided to bring in Bradley Orr from QPR.

English-born Switzerland international Sutter admits it wasn't a great time for him but is holding hope that he could still find himself in Lancashire after the current season.

"It wasn't a pleasant experience," he told GiveMeFootball.

"Those last three or four days of the transfer window, including having to train, was a very physical and emotional time especially after it had fallen through and me coming so close.

"It was literally taken out of my hands and that it didn't work out was obviously heart-breaking for me."

But Sutter is not bitter towards Rovers boss Steve Kean who quite open in his explanation of the breakdown.

"I went in, sat down with Steve and he just said to be completely honest with you, we've put an offer in for Bradley Orr, three weeks before you came, the first one got rejected and we improved that offer," he added.

"For the last two weeks it's been on the table and it hasn't been rejected but it hasn't been accepted.

"If that doesn't go through today, which I don't think it will, then we'd like to take you on.

"Sometime later he called me and said I'm really sorry but the offer was accepted from QPR and because we had him on our radar that's the direction we're going in."

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