Ribeiro makes Blackburn exit

Defender Bruno Ribeiro has left Blackburn Rovers to join Brazilian side Clube Atletico Linense on a free transfer.

The 30-year-old made just five appearances for Rovers after signing in 2011, the last of which came in September 2012, and spent the second half of last season on loan with his new club.

Blackburn are keen to shift the dead wood out of Gary Bowyer's squad during this January transfer window and Bruno could be one of numerous players to depart Ewood Park.