Blackburn Rovers midfielder Ben Gladwin has had horrible luck with injuries since joining the club in the summer of 2017.
Two severe knee injuries have meant that midfielder Ben Gladwin has only played 11 games for Blackburn Rovers in two seasons for the club. And, with his contract expiring at the end of the season, fans thought he would be one of the players to move on from the club this summer.
However, it was confirmed that the club are in negotiations over a new deal with Gladwin, prompting a confused reaction from Blackburn Rovers fans.
Rovers boss Tony Mowbray has spoken out about the negotiations with the midfielder, saying that it is only right to offer him a new contract to give him a chance to come back from injury and prove his worth at Ewood Park.
“Ben is different from the other two, he’s had a horrific time with injuries,” Mowbray said to the Lancashire Telegraph.
“I think it’s the right thing to do to give him the opportunity to get fit. It’s not the right thing to let him run down his contract and then just let him go.
“We’re hopefully doing the right thing by Ben and hopefully he can get himself fit at some stage and try and get himself back on the grass and see how he does.
“It’s not a football judgement. He’s been injured for nearly a year, it’s just frustrating for him.
“He has to get himself back on the grass and hopefully earn himself another deal with us or at least get himself another deal somewhere to start playing football.”
Mowbray went on to discuss the estimated return time for Gladwin, admitting that it is unlikely that he will feature this pre-season.
“He won’t be ready for pre-season. It will be longer than pre-season. We have to support him through his injury and let’s hope he can get fit before January and then earn himself another deal.”