Monday, August 3, 2009


David Hoilett scored twice for English football side Blackburn Rovers following his landmark court case to obtain a UK work visa.

Hoilett was present for Rover’s reserve squad as they beat Leigh Genesis away from home. He scored two goals for the club.

The Canadian striker was refused a UK work permit in June this year. His visa application was turned down because he held no Canadian first team international caps.

But he had the decision made by UK immigration authorities overturned after he won a court case that ruled the nineteen year old footballer should be granted a visa.

The player is now expected to start the new season trying to win a first team place in the Blackburn Rovers squad after his move to UK was made permanent.

Hoilett has played the last two seasons in Germany for Kickers Offenbach and FC Pauli Hamburg.

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