Blackburn Rovers have appointed Mike Cheston as financial director.

Cheston, who hails from Chorley, brings a wealth of experience to the role after serving as the head of finance at Everton and working with the Football League Trust.

Rovers' managing director Derek Shaw said of the appointment: "It has taken a while to find the right person with the right credentials and Mike certainly fits the bill.

"He has met with the Owners and we are very pleased he is joining Blackburn Rovers.

"He will strengthen our Board and our day-to-day operations."

Cheston will take up his position on March 17.