Exclusive: Forest Green set to sign left-sided ace after he quits Blackburn Rovers
Forest Green Rovers have agreed terms to sign left-back Jack Evans on a free transfer after his departure from Blackburn Rovers, Football Insider understands.
The Championship side confirmed last month that the 19-year-old, who came through the youth ranks at Ewood Park, would leave the club upon the expiry of his contract.
A source at Forest Green Rovers has told Football Insider that the League Two outfit have agreed a two-year contract with the teenage defender and that an announcement is expected this weekend.
#Rovers confirm Retain List
The club have reached decisions on players whose contracts are set to expire at the end of June.
— Blackburn Rovers (@Rovers) June 24, 2020
A versatile left-sided player, Evans has left Blackburn without ever featuring for the senior side, with just under-18 and under-23 experience under his belt.
He is set to join a Forest Green side who have already made strides in their recruitment efforts for next season, with two new signings through the door.
Midfielder Dan Sweeney, who can also play as a centre-back, joined the club on a free transfer from Barnet earlier this month, with the 26-year-old returning to League Two after two years in the National League.
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Rovers also confirmed the capture of left-sided winger Nicky Cadden from Scottish Championship side Greenock Morton on Friday, the 23-year-old having scored 10 goals and contributed 13 assists during the 2019/20 campaign.
— Forest Green Rovers (@FGRFC_Official) July 3, 2020
Evans looks set to battle January signing Chris Stokes and former Southampton man Joseph Mills for a place on the left-hand side of the defence next season.
Stokes finished the season as Mark Cooper’s first-choice left-back when he played four at the back, although the manager also utilised a three-man defence at times.
In other Blackburn Rovers news, Noel Whelan claims there is to be a big change for the club’s clash against Leeds United.
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