SCOTLAND defender Charlie Mulgrew has agreed a new two-and-a-half-year contract at Tony Mowbray’s Blackburn Rovers.

The 32-year-old utility star, who was forced to pull out of Alex McLeish’s squad for the UEFA Nations League games against Albania and Israel, joined the Championship side from Celtic in August 2016.

Mulgrew, who started his career at Parkhead before returning in 2010, has also had spells at Wolves and Aberdeen and loan stints at Dundee United and Southend.

The Glaswegian won five league titles, two Scottish Cups and one League Cup at the Hoops as well as 39 caps.

He has scored 21 goals in 89 appearances for the Ewood Park outfit and was a key man in their quickfire return to England’s second tier in the summer.

The club captain netted 14 times during the campaign including the goal that sent his team up at Doncaster and was rewarded with a place in both the EFL’s Team of the Season and PFA League One Team of the Year.

This time around, Mulgrew has claimed four goals with Mowbray’s team just two points off the top six.

His new deal will keep him at Rovers until the summer of 2021.


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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