THE son of former Blackburn Rovers boss Owen Coyle has announced that his dog, missing since Thursday, has been found safe and well.

Koda, an 18-month old female Chow Chow, escaped Coyle's family home and had not been sighted since late on Thursday evening at Langho Train Station.

Owen Coyle Junior, a football coach in his own right with England's national amputee team, took to Facebook last night to gratefully confirm that his pooch had been located and rescued near Whalley Cricket Club without injury, despite being "very close to the A59 and train tracks" throughout the rescue.

He wrote: "Koda has been found and is home with our family! Thanks to everyone’s incredible support in finding Koda.

"The response has been overwhelming from comments, shares to those walking around the local area to find her and also to the army that turned up on-site to secure her safely today.

"We as a family can’t thank everyone enough for what they have done and we are blown away by the support.

"Koda is currently sleeping, and hasn’t sustained any injuries to our knowledge.

"She will be checked over thoroughly in the next 24 hours by specialists and we're expecting a positive outcome. Three days worth of adventuring but she's now home."

Coyle Jr also requested that, if noticed, the public take down any 'missing dog' posters that he and his family may have unintentionally overlooked removing.