HEROLD Goulon’s only start as a Blackburn Rovers player saw him substituted after 28 minutes in a 7-1 defeat, but the Frenchman is enjoying better fortunes in Cyprus after netting a crucial goal for Omonia Nicosia.

Goulon joined Rovers in 2010 but made only four appearances in two years at the club, his solitary start in a seven-goal hammering at Manchester United. Blackburn were already 3-0 down when the midfielder was subbed.


The 27-year-old later moved on to Poland with Zawisza Bydgoszcz before joining Omonia in January.

On Thursday night Goulon scored for the Cypriot club to help them to a Europa League first qualifying round win over Georgian side Dinamo Batumi, setting up a second qualifying round match against Jagiellonia Bialystok.

Another former Rovers player, Kevin Davies, is wanted by League One side Southend after leaving Preston.

Southend boss Phil Brown worked with Davies at Bolton Wanderers and said: “I would certainly welcome the opportunity to talk to him and see what he wants to do next.”