Date of birth
August 2016 saw Rovers complete the deadline day signing of versatile Scotland star Charlie Mulgrew on a three-year deal following his release from Scottish champions Celtic.
Able to play in defence or midfield, Mulgrew came through the youth ranks with boyhood club Celtic before gaining valuable experience whilst on loan at Dundee United.
In August 2006, he joined Wolves and played seven times as they reached the Championship play-offs.
Mulgrew enjoyed a successful loan spell with Southend United the following season, making 20 appearances for the League One side, as the Scot reached his second successive play-off finals.
A return to Scottish football followed, with Mulgrew moving to Aberdeen in July 2008. He would spend two years at Pittodrie, scoring 10 goals in 83 appearances, before new Celtic boss Neil Lennon brought him back to the Glasgow club in July 2010.
A Scotland international with 44 caps to his name, Mulgrew won five league titles, two Scottish FA Cups and one Scottish League Cup during his six seasons at Parkhead, making 205 appearances, scoring 30 goals.
His first season at Ewood Park was disrupted by niggling knocks, but his wholehearted displays, his deadly delivery from set-plays and his winners against Newcastle United both home and away saw him quickly become a fans favourite.
Skippering the side to promotion back to the Championship in 2017-18, Mulgrew's 14 goals, one of which sealed a return to the second tier against Doncaster, were crucial to Rovers' success.
The goals kept coming for the Scot the following campaign and he was rewarded with a new contract midway through the season.
He would end 2018-19 with 10 goals for the club. Incredibly, three of those strikes came direct from corner kicks.
The experienced campaigner started 2019-20 with the armband, but on deadline day in the summer of 2019 he made a loan move to Wigan Athletic.
At the player's request, Mulgrew returned to Rovers in January 2020 after appearing 12 times for Paul Cook's Latics.
Having failed to get in the matchday squads at the beginning of the 2020-21 campaign, Mulgrew completed a season-long loan move to Fleetwood Town on deadline day in October 2020.