Former Carlisle United target Tom White today secured a move to the Championship after signing for Blackburn Rovers.

The 22-year-old Gateshead midfielder’s move to Ewood Park was confirmed this afternoon.

White will initially go into Blackburn’s under-23 squad.

A former Carlisle youth player, he had been targeted by the Cumbrians for a summer move to Brunton Park. But talks broke down about two weeks ago.