DYLAN McGEOUCH is weighing up whether to head north across the border again in a bid to give his career a kickstart after a disappointing season at Sunderland.

The Scotland international will not be short of options ahead of his contract expiring with the Black Cats on June 30, and one of those could still be to stay on Wearside.

Blackburn Rovers are ready to revive interest in the midfielder having tried so hard to take him to Ewood Park when he left Hibernian last summer.

There is also interest in him from a range of clubs in England and Scotland, with Rangers and Aberdeen known to be keen as well as Brentford and Queens Park Rangers.

Sunderland and McGeouch only agreed a one-year deal when he moved as a free agent from Easter Road 13 months ago.

The 25-year-old was reluctant to commit to longer because he was keen to see how things went having only spent six months playing in England, a short spell at Coventry five years ago.

And his time at Sunderland has not gone as well as he would have liked, and he was left hugely disappointed not to have made the match-day 18 at Wembley in last week’s League One play-off final at Wembley.

McGeouch did have a few injury niggles, including the hip problem that forced him off against Burton towards the end of the campaign when he was enjoying a rare run in the side. That was one of only 14 starts for Sunderland in the 46 league matches.

Sunderland manager Jack Ross does value his ability and given his contract is more in line with League One terms, it is possible that the club will try to persuade him to stay.

This week has seen Stewart Donald, the Sunderland owner, concede that he could be looking to offload a couple of the higher earners, with Lee Cattermole known to be one of those likelier to leave.

Cattermole plays in McGeouch’s position and there has been Championship interest in the former before, only financial reasons prevented a deal from going through. Sunderland also have Max Power, Grant Leadbitter and George Honeyman who play in McGeouch’s position, with youngster Elliot Embleton emerging.