Blackburn Rovers have opened contract talks with captain Charlie Mulgrew and midfielder Corry Evans, the Lancashire Telegraph have revealed.

Corry Evans and Charlie Mulgrew have both played an important role in helping the club back into the Championship and into 10th place after 12 games. Both of their contracts run out at the end of the season, and manager Tony Mowbray is keen to keep the experienced duo beyond the end of this season.

Evans and Mulgrew would be the latest to join a long list of first team layers committing their long term future to the club, with the likes of Darragh Lenihan, Richie Smallwood, Derrick Williams and Bradley Dack all signing new deals in the summer.

Negotiations are also set to take place in November between Tony Mowbray and the Rovers board over a new deal, with the club keen to build for the future under Mowbray and develop on what the 54-year-old has achieved since arriving in February 2017.

The club’s Chief Executive Steve Waggott spoke to the Lancashire Telegraph:

“We have already engaged and started very early discussions with their agents.

“Both of those players will know what their futures are going to be because they will want security.

“The manager is aware of it, I’m aware of it, and we’ve started initial discussions and will see where we can get to with both.”

Rovers skipper Mulgrew has become a fan favourite in his time at Ewood Park, making 86 appearances for Rovers since joining from Celtic in 2016. Corry Evans – Blackburn Rovers’ longest serving player – has made an impressive start to life back in the Championship, earning himself a call up to the Northern Ireland national team.

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