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Vukcevic seals Blackburn switch

Blackburn manager Steve Kean has confirmed the signing of Simon Vukcevic from Sporting on a three-year contract.

• Vukcevic has Rovers medical

Vukcevic, 25, underwent a medical at Blackburn last week after a fee in the region of £2 million was agreed with Portuguese club Sporting.

The formalities of the deal have now been rubber-stamped and Keane has confirmed the transfer, handing the Scot a boost following a disappointing start to the season.

Rovers have lost their opening two matches of the new campaign, and Kean will hope the addition of Montenegro midfielder Vukcevic will have a positive impact of their results.

"Hopefully he'll be back in the country some time tomorrow,'' said Kean, whose side are at home to Sheffield Wednesday in a Carling Cup second-round tie on Wednesday.

"It's going to be difficult for him to be involved in (the Carling Cup) game because he has not even trained with us. But if he comes back with all the appropriate paperwork then he will train with us on Thursday and Friday in preparation for the Everton game.

"He is an exciting player who can play wide on either side. As a character, when you meet him he is a very focused guy, takes his football very seriously. He likes to take people on, to be the guy who makes a difference, a bit of a match winner.

"He is a very good player with lots of international games under his belt for a country in the top 20, so he has performed at that level at a consistent basis. He will give us a different dimension.''

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