Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce has informed Paul Gallagher he could yet have a future at Ewood Park.
Rovers' forgotten man looked set to leave the North West outfit when he spent almost the whole of last season on loan at Plymouth.
The Scottish striker impressed during his Championship sojourn and Allardyce is eager not to write him off just yet.
With Roque Santa Cruz and Matt Derbyshire having left the club for pastures new this summer there is a vacancy in the club's attack and Allardyce has challenged Gallagher to seize an unexpected reprieve.
"It's down to Paul," Allardyce told the club's official website.
"He had one of the brightest futures of any young player here many years ago under Graeme Souness.
"If Paul wants to change his outlook on how he wants to develop his career, he is at a great place to do it.
"The talent is not in question, the desire to be a Premier League player is what Paul needs to have. If he can show that then we have a terrific player at Blackburn."