Former Manchester United and Sunderland defender Wes Brown joins Blackburn

Former Manchester United and Sunderland defender Wes Brown joins Blackburn

Former Manchester United and Sunderland defender Wes Brown has joined Blackburn until the end of the season, the Championship side have announced.

The 36-year-old has been training with Rovers since leaving the Black Cats in the summer. A deal had been delayed by a calf injury Brown suffered during pre-season.

The former England international will also spend time working with Damien Johnson and David Dunn coaching the club's Under-23 side.

Blackburn boss Owen Coyle has praised Brown's attitude during training, saying on Tuesday night: "He's been outstanding. He's a constant professional - his attitude has been exemplary around the training ground with the young players, helping and encouraging them."