Kyle McFadzean becomes Blackburn Rovers' latest addition

Kyle McFadzean

Kyle McFadzean Credit: Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn Rovers have announced Kyle McFadzean as their fourth signing in the January transfer window.

The experienced defender joins the team on a free transfer from Coventry City, signing a deal that will see him at the club until the end of the season.

McFadzean, boasting over 600 senior appearances and four promotions, began his professional journey with Sheffield United, his hometown club.

His debut came at just 18 years old in a League Cup match against Shrewsbury Town.

Seeking regular first-team football, he moved to Alfreton Town, where he made over 100 appearances.

His career then took him to Crawley Town, contributing to their historic back-to-back promotions and helping them reach League One for the first time.

The defender's career continued to flourish with a move to MK Dons in 2014, achieving yet another promotion to the Championship.

He then signed with Burton Albion in 2016, where he made more than 100 appearances.

His leadership qualities shone at Coventry City, particularly in the 2019-20 season, where he helped the team win the League One title and secured his fourth career promotion.

Last season, McFadzean played a key role in Coventry's Championship play-off final at Wembley, participating in the full 120 minutes of the game that ended in a penalty shoot-out defeat to Luton Town.

Having made 15 league starts this season, McFadzean now joins Rovers for the remainder of the Championship campaign.

At Rovers, he reunites with former teammates Hyam, Yasin Ayari, and Sam Gallagher.