ST MIRREN EYE BLACKBURN’S BRAD LYONS
Blackburn Rovers youngster Brad Lyons has been linked with a move to St Mirren, according to a report.
According to a report in the Lancashire Telegraph, Brad Lyons is a player wanted by Scottish Premiership side St Mirren despite only moving to Ewood Park just six months ago.
The same report also claims that St Mirren boss Oran Kearney is keen to reunite with Lyons, having previously coached the Blackburn Rovers U23 midfielder during his time at Northern Irish semi - professional club Coleraine.
Lyons initially moved to England to play for Blackburn Rovers on loan but the BBC confirm that his deal at the club will become permanent after agreeing a contract until the summer of 2020.
The 21 year old recently spoke about his university education and how Blackburn Rovers have helped him finish his degree, saying it was what prompted him to opt for the Lancashire club when offered the chance during the summer.
Speaking to BBC, he said, “I am going into my final year at the university and I concentrate on my education massively but Blackburn Rovers are helping me with my education and that is very important, that’s what got the deal over the line.”
“Lyons is yet to make a first team Championship appearance for Blackburn Rovers this season“ but has turned out numerous times for the youth team and has been in scintillating form as “they try to retain“ their status as a Premier League 2 club following their recent promotion.
The Lancashire Telegraph reports how various teams have been keeping tabs on the player ahead of the January transfer window.
St Mirren are currently rock bottom of the Scottish Premiership, having picked up a disappointing nine points from 18 games so far, although manager Oran Kearney believes a strong transfer window could get them out of trouble.