Doncaster Rovers: Dickov admits Brown likely to depart

Chris Brown is set to leave Rovers
Chris Brown is set to leave Rovers

Paul Dickov admits it is likely Chris Brown will be leaving Doncaster Rovers to join Blackburn.

The striker has reportedly been approached by the Championship outfit, who are aware he is available on a free due to a release clause in his contract following relegation.

“I don’t think it’s any secret that Blackburn are interested in Browny,” Dickov said.

“I’ve been in regular contact with him and he’s been very up front from the start.

“I think a big part of Chris would want to stay but the lure of Championship football is too much for him.

“We all would love Browny to stay.

“I don’t think the fans and staff at the club who saw him last season would begrudge him the move, and a decent move at this stage of his career.

“He was outstanding for us last season.

“We wish him all the best – if it does happen.”

Brown, like all other members of Rovers’ playing squad, saw his pay packet halved following relegation.

The 29-year-old joined Rovers on a free transfer from Preston three years ago, arriving for his second spell after a seven month loan spell from Sunderland during the 2003/04 season which ended with the old Division Three title.

Since joining permanently, Brown has made 97 appearances for Rovers, scoring 23 goals.

Should he leave, Brown will follow Mark Duffy as the second player to activate the relegation release clause in his contract.

Duffy joined Birmingham earlier this week