Blackburn Rovers are set to finalise a deal for Irish right-back James Brown, as per a tweet from The Sun’s Alan Nixon.
The 23-year-old, who can also operate as a right midfielder, currently plays for SSE Aitricity League Premier Division club Drogheda United.
Brown was a regular last season for the team who play in Ireland’s top flight, appearing 34 times and starting every game he has been available for.
Chipping in with a goal and six assists, the young defender proved to be as competent going forward and creating in the final third, as he was in the defensive third.
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Brown also captained his side for the vast majority of the campaign, showing he has the leadership qualities required at a young age.
Nixon’s tweet suggests that Brown will initially link up with the Championship’s club reserve side, should a move go ahead.
It will be interesting to see, if a move is made, if he can adapt to the rigours of playing for a side who will be striving for promotion.
Although this update suggests he will not be in first-team contention at the very start, there is every chance that he can navigate himself through to regular first-team football at Rovers.
Brown is a player who has been shining in Ireland over the last couple of seasons and he is deserving of a chance in England.
However, he will need to ensure that he proves himself within the club’s U23s before he can expect a chance at first-team level.