Chile summer turns Big Ben into hot stuff

John Lyons

THERE were a few sniggers when Ben Brereton was called up by Chile for the Copa America this summer – but he’s certainly had the last laugh.
In many ways, it was understandable that fans of his own club Blackburn Rovers and the wider football-supporting public questioned what he would bring to the party.
Although the Stoke-born 22-year-old had made a £7m move to Rovers from Nottingham Forest in early 2019 after an initial loan spell, he had hardly set the world alight at Ewood Park.
Yes, the fans respected his hard graft and effort in the famous blue a...

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