Hughes claps Brown's ambitions
By Andrew Scurr
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Blackburn boss Mark Hughes believes Jason Brown is a goalkeeper for the future.
Blackburn Rovers manager Mark Hughes has revealed that new goalkeeper Jason Brown turned down the chance of being number one at Swansea in favour of a battle at Ewood Park.
The 23-year-old became Hughes' first signing of the summer when he joined the club on a four-year deal from Gillingham at the end of June.
The Welsh international is likely to have a task on his hands as he bids for regular first-team football, with Premiership veterans Brad Friedel and Peter Enckelman already at the club.
Hughes has been impressed with Brown's career ambitions and believes he will become one of The Premiership's best goalkeepers in the coming years.
"Jason impresses me as a guy who wants to get on in his career," Hughes said.
"He had an opportunity to go to Swansea as first choice goalkeeper but decided against that.
"He wants to test himself at the highest level. He decided to work with Brad and Pete because he wants to improve.
"Jason can certainly learn from Brad as he has been one of the top goalkeepers for a number of years."