Thursday, 6 September 2018

ROVER AND OUT FOR BRAD thumbnailMidfielder Brad Lyons is heading to Blackburn Rovers.

COLERAINE midfielder Brad Lyons anticipates that his proposed move to Blackburn Rovers will be finalised some time later this week.
It's expected that the 20-year-old Ballymoney man will go on loan to the English Championship club until January when he will sign an 18-month contract.
Speaking to Chronicle Sport on Monday, Brad admitted that while it had been a tough decision the opportunity was simply too good to turn down.
 "Obviously it was a really hard decision to leave Coleraine but it was too big  an opportunity for me to turn down," he said.
“Coleraine will always have a special place in my heart as the club that gave me the chance to prove myself at senior level and pushed me on - to not only make me the player I am today but also the person I am today.
“I can't wait to get started at such a great club like Blackburn with their history in English football.
“It's such a great feeling to have signed as it's been a dream of mine since no age to become a professional footballer and now that time has come.
“Now is also the time to get the head down even more and put in the work to make it worthwhile," he added.
 Brad also paid tribute to all those who  have helped him on  his journey.
 "Oran and his staff have been amazing in my four years at Coleraine as they gave me the chance at 17 and kept faith in me the whole way," he continued.
“They deserve so much credit for that and I'm forever thankful to them as they've got me this opportunity."


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