Blackburn Rovers complete the initial loan signing of Nottingham Forest striker Ben Brereton with a view to make the move permanent in January
- Ben Brereton completed his loan move to Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday
- The Championship side can make the move permanent in the next window
- Brereton scored six goals in 39 games last season but hasn’t featured this season
Blackburn Rovers have completed the loan signing of Nottingham Forest striker Ben Brereton on an initial loan which can be made permanent on January 1, 2019.
The move, as reported by Sportsmail last week, was completed on Tuesday which sees the talented 19-year-old join up with Tony Mowbray’s side.
Brereton scored six goals in 39 games last season in his senior breakthrough but hasn’t feature this year for Forest. However, Brereton is now looking to push on with the Championship side and is delighted with his move.
Ben Brereton gives the thumbs up after putting pen to paper on joining Blackburn on loan
Brereton joined Blackburn on Tuesday after the club’s agreed on an initial loan deal
‘It’s a very proud moment and I’m very excited to get going. To contribute to the team is going to be brilliant and I’m hoping it’s going to be a great season for the team and a great future,’ Brereton told the club’s official website.
‘It’s been ongoing for the last couple of weeks, it’s been on, it’s been off, but it’s done now and it was a no brainer. It’s a great opportunity for me and I can’t wait to see how things work out.
‘I’m over the moon to be here. I can focus on my football now and back playing game.
‘I was really excited when I first heard about this opportunity and now I’ve grabbed it. I really can’t wait to start playing games for this team.’
Blackburn manager Tony Mowbray is keen to keep adding youthful players to the squad
Brereton’s departure from Forest would have been unexpected in the summer, so highly is the England Under-19 rated, but manager Aitor Karanka is going a different route.
Blackburn boss Mowbray is keen to give young players opportunities and his newly-promoted side have made a promising start to life back in the Championship. They are undefeated on nine points and beat Lincoln City 4-1 to advance to the third round of the Carabao Cup.