Squad numbers for the new boys: Shane Duffy 22, Ryan Tunnicliffe 25, Jason Steele 30. pic.twitter.com/EfdIMlSQ1j— Blackburn Rovers (@OneRovers) September 3, 2014
Blackburn Rovers have unveiled their trio of new signings and confirmed their squad numbers.
Republic of Ireland international Shane Duffy signed from Everton on a three-year deal, and will wear the number 22 shirt.
Ryan Tunnicliffe signed from Fulham on a season long loan after a tumultuous time at Fulham. The English midfielder was a highly rated prospect at Manchester United at one stage, winning the Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year award ahead of his midfield partner Paul Pogba.
He was signed by Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen in January, only to fall out of favour after the Dutchman was promptly sacked to make way for Felix Magath. Tunnicliffe will wear the number 25.
Goalkeeper Jason Steele completes the trio of additions, signing on loan from another Championship side in Middlesbrough. He will wear the number 30.
Steele had fallen down the pecking order on Teeside, but at 24 remains a highly rated prospect, having featured in the Great Britain Olympic squad in 2012.