Branthwaite arguably had his toughest outing in a Rovers shirt against Preston North End, three games ago when the Lilywhites edged the Lancashire derby 1-2.
just 18, this opportunity to play regularly will help speed up the youngster’s progress. Branthwaite has so far looked assured for Blackburn despite them suffering four straight losses in the league.
His performances have certainly caught the attention of United, who are on the lookout for defensive reinforcements. Branthwaite is still too young and inexperienced to be regarded as the solution to our problems. However, he is a solid addition for the future.
After that game, the Rovers manager reiterated his faith in the centre-half and highlighted the potential he has.
“He has to get on with his job," said Mowbray. “We like him, he does what it says on the tin most weeks.
Branthwaite was captured by Rovers in the January transfer window and has played seven times for the club.
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