Ben Heneghan – Player Profile

After news emerged that Rovers had contacted Motherwell with a bid for defender Ben Heneghan, we look into the young centre-back and see if he’d fit Rovers’ plans.

Ben Heneghan

Today, it was revealed that Motherwell received an approach from Blackburn Rovers for Ben Heneghan and the clubs are in negotiations about the central defender’s future.

The 23 year old defender, who turns 24 in September, started his youth career at Merseyside based Everton. He spent seven years at the Premier League side, before switching Goodison Park for The Britannia.

He was a regular in the under-21 side, and spent time on loan at Northern Premier League side Droylsden. Unfortunately, the young centre back was released from Stoke and failed to make a senior appearance.

After being released, Heneghan spent time on trial with two sides local to Rovers, firstly Oldham Athletic and then Accrington Stanley.

However, his trials didn’t work out at either club, and he joined Chester in 2014. Over a two year spell, Heneghan played 81 times in the domestic league, and got his name on the scoresheet 6 times.

Rovers were linked with the centre-half in August 2016, alongside Brighton & Hove Albion, Burnley and Hull.

However, the Manchester-born defender moved north of the border, to Scottish Premiership side Motherwell on a two year deal.

It is not yet clear if Heneghan will make the move to Ewood Park, but Rovers certainly are interested and this deal may go right down to the deadline on Thursday, at 11pm.