Everton's Romelu Lukaku in action with former Sunderland man Wes Brown
But amid recent injuries and Blackburn's poor start to the campaign, manager Coyle has taken the decision to bring in the 36-year-old defender for the rest of the season, in a move that will also see him assist Damien Johnson and David Dunn with the coaching of Rovers' Under-23 side.
Blackburn Rovers manager Owen Coyle is under pressure after a poor start to the new season
Brown arrives with a plethora of experience, having spent the majority of his playing career at Manchester United under the stewardship of Sir Alex Ferguson.
During his time at Old Trafford, Brown won 16 major trophies, including five Premier League titles.
His experience in the game will be invaluable to struggling Blackburn, and for many supporters, his arrival can only be a good thing. For others, however, he epitomises the club's underwhelming transfer window.
Brown has joined Blackburn on a free transfer
Whilst not excited by Wes Brown signing for #Rovers okay can see the experience he'll pass to youngsters but team a mess will end up badly— Empty Seat (@Ste_Cammy) September 21, 2016
Wes Brown has been signed to cover injuries. Which ironically is something he will likely suffer in the next 35 minutes... #Rovers— Mikey Delap (@MikeyDelap) September 21, 2016
Despite the snails pace of the deal, I actually quite like the aspect of it that has Brown working with the U23s. Nice bonus #rovers— Alistair (@alistair_a) September 21, 2016
2016 me "We've signed Wes Brown".— David Crossley (@BRFC4Life) September 21, 2016
2006 me "Brilliant".
2016 me "Shut up". #rovers
@Rovers to think we sold Grant Hanley and replaced him with an overrated in his prime , 36 year old free agent is beyond a joke— Bryn Watson (@brynwatson_) September 21, 2016
@Rovers back up to a alarmingly thin defence and helping the kids, happy as long as its pay as your play and a nominal coaching fee!— Chris Taylor (@cjtaylor84) September 21, 2016
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