• Posted on: 28 January 2021
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Blackburn Rovers have made a big transfer coup following the signing of a Premier League defender. The English Championship team recently announced the transfer of young defender Jarrad Braithwaite. The English centre back has joined Blackburn Rovers on loan for the remainder of the season and he would help ease the ongoing defensive crisis at the club.

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Blackburn Rovers have several players out in defence at the moment and the loan arrival of Jarrad Braithwaite is a welcomed development. Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has had to use midfielder Bradley Johnson in defence due to the long-term injuries to several defensive players.<!--more--><a href=" Ayala, Derrick Williams and Scott Wharton</a> are all central defenders and they are long-term absentees for the club. The loan arrival of Jarrad Braithwaite will provide some cover for Blackburn Rovers in defence as they try to push for a playoff spot at least at the end of the season. The 1994/95 Premier League champions are in midtable at the moment as far as the English Championship standings is concerned. Blackburn Rovers are in 11th spot on the league table after amassing 32 points in the first 23 league games of the season. The English Championship is at the halfway stage and Blackburn Rovers arefive points adrift of the final playoff place currently occupied by Watford who were relegated from the top flight at the end of the last league campaign.
<a href=" the loan signing of Jarrad Braithwaite, Blackburn Roversmanager Tony Mowbray</a> told iFollowRovers that the Everton loanee will add a physical presence to his team in the quest for a playoff slot at the end of the season.Jarrad Braithwaite could be the first of many Everton players to leave the club in this January transfer window according to the club's director of football Marcel Brands.