Blackburn Rovers have appointed Brett Baker as their Head of Football administration following the departure of Ian Silvester.

The club statement formally confirmed the exit of Silvester, who had held the role of Club Secretary for 12 years. Records from Companies House had already shown that Silvester left the club last month.

Baker has been installed to take over that position, having previously worked at Sunderland, Brighton & Hove Albion, Birmingham City and the EFL in similar roles.

Silvester left the club after an investigation into the paperwork error that led to Duncan McGuire's transfer collapsing.

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Director of Football Gregg Broughton has also departed, though Rovers are yet to formally announce his exit. It's understood he left the club at the end of last week following talks with the board.

Broughton took responsibility for the failure to get Lewis O'Brien's transfer over the line in 2022, as the most senior person within the recruitment set-up, which left him in an uncomfortable position when McGuire's deal fell through.

Sean Kimberley remains at the club as Head of Recruitment. Chief Executive Steve Waggott has previously taken on a hands-on role in negotiating player deals too.