Former Three Lions defender Wes Brown is set to join Blackburn Rovers, according to reports.
The Englishman’s talks with the club were confirmed by Coach Owen Coyle. Coyle told BBC Radio: “As soon as I get the green light from the owners that I can get that over the mine, I’ll pursue it vigorously. The proposal has been sent, it’s just to come back with a yes or no. We kick on from there.”
Wes Brown, 36, started his career at Manchester united. He started with the youth setup before breaking into the senior team in the 1996/97 season. He moved away to Sunderland in 2011 but remains unattached this season after his exit from the Premier League. Rovers have been linked with a transfer, and Coyle admitted that it is now up to the management to allow the deal.
Blackburn Rovers have not enjoyed a brilliant start this term as they are yet to get a win. They are in the bottom of the League standings, and hope Brown would be able to make instant impact in the backline when he joins. They have conceded 15 goals in seven Championship games, so Brown has his work clearly cut out. Brown reportedly trained with the Rovers squad, and seems to be a fit as he is yet to find a club this season.
“Wes is fit and ready to play. We’ve had daily chats, he is an outstanding man and think he is in good shape to play now,” Coyle added. Though the Coyle-led side trounced Mansfield and Crewe in the cup, they got their first Championship win against Rotherham United very recently. The 4-2 win at the Ewood Park would not want to be short-lived so there is a real chance that the former Red Devils defender’s deal might go through.