Jacob Davenport appears close to finding a new club following his departure from Rovers in the summer.

The midfielder is a free agent after his four-year stay at Ewood Park came to an end, but reports north of the border say the 23-year-old is soon to become a Hearts player.

Davenport had been expected to secure a move to Aberdeen earlier in the window, with the club having pursued him in the January window.

He then spent time on trial with Championship side Reading, but a move to Hearts is said to be advanced.

Robbie Neilson is keen to strengthen his squad and sees Davenport as a good option in the middle of the park.

Davenport was Rovers’ first signing after promotion from League One in 2018, but an injury-hit four years saw him make only 36 appearances.

He arrived from Manchester City, having also spent time on loan at Burton Albion in their 2017/18 Championship campaign.

Injury meant he had to wait until the final day of the 2018/19 season to make his debut, and it wasn’t really until the Project Restart matches of 2020 that Davenport saw more regular action.

Davenport made 10 appearances last season, but none after November.

Other first-team players who left Rovers in the summer have since found new clubs.

Ryan Nyambe and Darragh Lenihan are staying in the Championship with Wigan Athletic and Middlesbrough respectively, while Joe Rothwell joined Premier League side Bournemouth.

Bradley Johnson dropped into League One with MK Dons, while Harry Chapman signed for League Two side Bradford City.


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