Celtic defender Efe Ambrose is “desperate” to be a Blackburn Rovers player, according to Owen Coyle.
The 28-year-old Nigerian’s remains in limbo as his loan move from Celtic Park to Rovers continues to hang on the awarding of a work permit.
That is no closer to arriving, Blackburn boss Coyle said. But he revealed that Ambrose could clinch a permanent move to Lancashire in the summer if he gets the chance to impress.
Ambrose is currently training with Rovers ahead of the move and Coyle told the Lancashire Telegraph : “It’s important that he does.
The group really like him, he doesn’t hold anything back in terms of the way he trains, and he shows that he wants to be part of it.
“The lad is desperate to be at Blackburn Rovers and kick-start his career.
“We are really awaiting the final word from the FA, ultimately it will be there decision, but hopefully we get good news.”
This is a player that has played 51 times for his country and in the Champions League so he’s played a very high level.
“He’s shown his qualities as a player and we hope the FA look at that and are sympathetic to that he’s a bona fide quality player.”
And the former St Johnstone and Bolton boss added:“Efe is out of contract in the summer so if he does well, that could be a view to trying to keep him.”