COACHING ROLE LURES BROWN TO EWOOD
WES BROWN says he is hoping to guide the next generation of Blackburn Rovers stars after signing terms at Ewood Park until the end of the season.
The experienced former Manchester United defender, who turns 37 next month, has been recovering from a calf strain but has signed a one-year playing deal that will also involve coaching the Rovers development squad.
And the former England international – who was released by Sunderland in the summer – is looking forward to his dual role.
“I didn’t mind playing for the younger boys, although I hated taking their spots!” said Brown, who has appeared three times for the Under-23s.
“But it was probably needed to get the game fitness in there.
“I think I’ve had three or four games now and I’m happy with that and I’m ready for selection on Saturday.
“The gaffer was big on me doing the coaching side, as well, and that’s what I want to do., So, in that sense it’s brilliant.
“I know Damien (Johnson) and (David) Dunny, and I’ve obviously played for them as well. It’s great that I’ve got the opportunity to keep that going as well.”