Efe Ambrose suffers more work permit delay

Super Eagles defender Efe Ambrose is desperate to join Blackburn, but he has been unable to secure a work permit. Ambrose has been training with Blackburn after agreeing a loan move on transfer deadline day but still both parties are awaiting a work permit. The 28-year-old Nigerian remains in limbo as his loan move from Celtic Park to Rovers continues to hang on the awarding of a work permit. That is no closer to arriving, Blackburn boss Owen Coyle said yesterday. But he revealed that Ambrose could clinch a permanent move to Lancashire in the summer if he gets the chance to impress. “The group really like him, he doesn’t hold anything back in terms of the way he trains, and he shows that he wants to be part of it. “The lad is desperate to be at Blackburn Rovers and kick-start his career. “We are really awaiting the final word from the FA, ultimately it will be there decision, but hopefully we get good news.” Celtic and Blackburn agreed a loan deal for Ambrose to move south in the closing hours of the transfer window a week-and-a-half ago. The 51-times capped Nigerian has dropped out of the reckoning at Celtic under Brendan Rodgers and will leave in the summer when his contract expires. Before then Blackburn are still awaiting a decision from the FA on whether the Nigerian international will be granted a work permit ahead of the loan move.