Blackburn Rovers have completed the permanent signing of left back Harry Pickering from Crewe Alexandra, the Championship club have announced.
A graduate of Crewe’s academy, Pickering has made 148 appearances in all competitions for the club, helping them win promotion from League Two the last season.
The 22-year-old’s performances for the Railwaymen have earned him rave reviews recently, and Rovers have now officially won the race for his signature.
It has been confirmed that Pickering has put pen to paper on a four-and-a-half year deal with the Lancashire club, securing his future at Ewood Park until the end of the 2024/25 season.
Pickering is now set to return to Crewe on loan for the remainder of the season, as he looks to help them win promotion from League One, with the club currently tenth in the table, three points adrift of the play-off places.
Taking to Twitter to react to news of Pickering’s arrival, a number of Blackburn fans were keen to give their thoughts on the club’s latest recruit.
Here, we take a look at what some of those supporters had to say.
Can’t wait to see him in action, shame we have to wait! Welcome to the club mate and good luck with @crewealexfc for the rest of the season! 💙
— 🌹 (@Mathias_FPL) February 1, 2021
Get in there
— LScotty2706 (@LScotty2706) February 1, 2021
Lovely bit of business this 💪🏼⚽️🔵⚪️
— Craig Latham (@craig_latham) February 1, 2021
Brilliant news! #coyb
— *Ben*C* (@BlackburnBen95) February 1, 2021
The future is bright! the future is blue and white! FANTASTIC SIGNING #Rovers!
I approve this business! Well done Tony & the team…
cough cough… well done Venkies for digging into their purse once again despite the dodgy times we are living in!
— Blackburn Roverseas (@roverseas) February 1, 2021
— samantha rushton (@sam13rushton) February 1, 2021
Welcome @harrypickering_ good luck rest of the season with Crewe. Can’t wait see in blue and white halves start next season 💙🤍
— Mark Atherton (@markja79) February 1, 2021
Good news and welcome to the mighty Rovers (next season) 👍
— Marcus_RTID 🇸🇪 (@Marcus1875) February 1, 2021
Good signing, failing to prepare is preparing to fail🔵⚪️
— Jay Metcalfe (@JMBRFC) February 1, 2021