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Legal Eagles Hired

Monday, 13 February 2023

Blackburn Rovers are hiring a top legal firm to fight the EFL in their bid to sign Nottingham Forest midfielder Lewis O’Brien.

Rovers have failed so far in their efforts to have the registration cleared because of a dispute of the handling of the transfer. The EFL board considered their appeal last week and the two parties are arguing about what went wrong. Now Blackburn have called in a Manchester based firm to put their case as they refuse to give up.

Rovers hoped that the EFL would accept they were not solely to blame for the paperwork failing to arrive on time at the end of the window.

The Championship club claimed that ‘outside factors’ played a part in the hold up of the loan switch from Nottingham Forest.

A delay was caused by clauses being queried within the deal about what would happen at the end of the season when it could have become a permanent £10 million transfer if Rovers were promoted.

EFL officials asked for all eventualities being detailed in the player’s contract, including what would happen if Blackburn were relegated.

In the end the resubmission went through after the 11pm cut off and the EFL have stuck to their deadline.

O’Brien is now stuck at Forest where he is out of their squad for the Premier League squad although he could move to some countries abroad, possibly America.


Story courtesy of Alan Nixon @reluctantnicko

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