Blackburn Rovers have appointed Keith Downing to their coaching team.

John Eustace hinted that he would like to add to his group after arriving with Matt Gardiner as his assistant manager.

Downing worked with Eustace at Birmingham City and departed with the head coach in October. He has now agreed to take on a role at Rovers and will join up with the group this week.

"Yeah, we're looking at Keith Downing come in now," Eustace told The Lancashire Telegraph earlier this week.

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"Hopefully that will be sorted soon. Keith is someone I worked with at Birmingham. He has a fantastic track record of developing players.

"He won the Euros with England Under-19s, he has great experience working with some great managers such as Roy Hodgson. 

"He's a good football guy, he has experience and he will help the group. It's important everyone is open-minded with everything we want to do at the football club.

"All we want to do is improve the football club, improve the standards, improve the coaching. It's a group effort and the more good people we have here the better."

Downing's arrival leaves Eustace with three first-team coaches, including Damien Johnson and David Lowe. Ben Benson is also on the team as the goalkeeping coach.

Rovers have also confirmed that Ben Rosen will leave the club at the end of the month Karl Hodges stepping up as interim Head of Performance going forward.