Date: 22nd September 2016 at 10:42am
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Former England international Wes Brown, who had played out his entire career in the Premier League with Manchester United and then Sunderland, has been confirmed as a Blackburn signing.

Brown’s been training with Blackburn since his release by Sunderland in the summer but a pre-season setback had prevented a deal being done until this week with Rovers signing him on a contract until the end of the season.

Owen Coyle’s spoken at length (several times) about signing the 23-time capped former England defender and had hoped to bring him in after the win over Rotherham at the weekend and before the Leeds defeat in the League Cup this week, but that didn’t happen.

His arrival has now been announced though with him in line to make his Blackburn debut against Derby on Saturday with the 36-year-old also taking up a coaching role at Rovers with him working with the U23 side too.

The quality of the Man United academy graduate (who won five titles at Old Trafford along with two FA Cups, two Champions League winners medals and the League Cup on three occasions) who left for Sunderland in 2011 isn’t in doubt but his ability to remain injury free would be a concern.

Wouldn’t it?

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