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Watch: David Chisnall visits Wigan, Preston and talks to Blackburn Rovers' newest signing

Blackburn Rovers' latest signing Wes Brown insists he can play a big part at the club this season.

The 36 year old former Manchester United defender has joined on a free transfer and will also take on a coaching role at Ewood Park.

It's been a disappointing start to the season for Rovers and also for the region's other Championship sides Wigan and Preston who play each other tomorrow.

David Chisnall has paid a visit to all three clubs.

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Owen Coyle appointed new manager of Blackburn Rovers

Owen Coyle Credit: PA Images

Owen Coyle has been appointed as the new manager of Blackburn Rovers. The former Burnley and Bolton Wanderers boss takes charge at Ewood Park after putting pen-to-paper on a two-year-deal.

Coyle will work alongside assistant manager Alan Irvine and first team coach Rob Kelly.

First and foremost I'm absolutely thrilled and honoured to be Blackburn Rovers manager and I look forward to working with terrific people at the club.

"The ultimate aim is to give a team that is representative of the fans, a team that is entertaining and hard working, and a team that can win."

Rovers Director Mike Cheston said: "We are delighted to welcome Owen to the club. We took our time and conducted a thorough search and Owen was the standout candidate.

"He brings with him a wealth of management experience, a strong track record in the Championship and we believe he will complement our existing coaching staff perfectly.

"He meets all of the criteria we were looking for and we firmly believe he is the right man to take this club forward.”

– Owen Coyle

Paul Lambert to leave Blackburn Rovers

Manager Paul Lambert will leave Blackburn Rovers after the club's last match of the season. Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

Blackburn Rovers says the club's manager Paul Lambert is to leave the club at the end of the current campaign.

The club says Lambert has decided to activate a release clause in his contract and will step down after Rovers' final game of the season against Reading on May 7.

The club has thanked Lambert for his efforts since joining in November and says the search for a new manager will begin immediately.

I would like to place on record my thanks to the Owners, and especially the players, staff and fans for the tremendous backing and support I have received since I arrived.

It’s a brilliant club, with great people, and I wish it every success in the future. For now, I remain fully focused and determined to try to win the final two games of the season, starting this Saturday against Rotherham.

– Paul Lambert
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