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Preston superkid Barton was Blackburn reject

Preston North End superkid Adam Barton is a Blackburn Rovers reject.

Barton, 19, has turned down an approach from Northern Ireland to keep himself free for Stuart Pearce's England U21 squad.

And his form this season has Bolton, Sunderland and Stoke all chasing his signature.

Barton was picked up by North End after Blackburn released him as a kid.

His performances for manager Darren Ferguson have attracted an inquiry from Bolton boss Owen Coyle, while Stoke gaffer Tony Pulis also fancies him for 2011.

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