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Celtic Defender a Target for Championship Club

Championship stragglers Blackburn Rovers’ boss, Owen Coyle, has expressed his desire to sign Celtic defender Efe Ambrose on a permanent deal in the summer transfer window.

The 28-year-old joined the Rovers on a loan deal during the January transfer window after falling out of favour under manager Brendan Rodgers at the Scottish club.

Ambrose’s current deal with the Hoops expires in the summer, and he will be available as a free agent in the summer.

Rovers manager Coyle was recently quoted by the Daily Record as saying that he will consider giving a contract to Ambrose if the defender impresses him during his loan spell.

He said: “Efe is out of contract in the summer so if he does well, that could be a view to trying to keep him,”

Ambrose signed for Celtic from Israeli Premier League club FC Ashdod and went on to make 112 league appearances for the Celts. However, he failed to make a single league appearance this season. Meanwhile, the Rovers currently occupy the second-from-bottom spot in the league and are favourites to go down in May.