Blackburn Rovers sign Matt Kilgallon on free transfer

Matt Kilgallon

Blackburn Rovers have completed the signing of former Sunderland defender Matt Kilgallon on a free transfer.

The 29-year-old, who began his career at Leeds, was available on a free transfer after leaving the Stadium of Light at the end of last season.

Kilgallon, who has agreed a two-year contract, made just 21 Premier League starts for Sunderland after joining from Sheffield United in January 2010.

Rovers also hope to conclude a deal for midfielder Alex Marrow later on Monday.

The Crystal Palace man worked under Blackburn boss Gary Bowyer while coming through the youth system at Ewood Park and had a medical at the Championship club last week.

On the signing of Kilgallon, Bowyer told the club website: "He's left-sided and has the ability to play in a couple of positions for us, both at centre-back and at left-back.

"He will bring a lot of experience from playing in the Premier League and in the Championship."

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