Date: 26th November 2015 at 8:52am
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John O’Sullivan has signed an extension to his Blackburn Rovers contract that’ll mean he’s contracted to Blackburn until June of 2017.

Gary Bowyer deserves credit for the part he’s played previously in bringing O’Sullivan through the academy at Rovers, however, the winger’s one (of many) that suffered from not having enough faith shown in him by Bowyer when he became a first team player.

Maybe this is one of the reasons that cost him his Rovers job?? If he’d shown a little more faith in the younger players and gave them a go instead of going on with his tried and tested (but not always successful) options or played experienced players out of position instead of people like O’Sullivan it might’ve helped??

This is all in the past though, we’re looking to the future and O’Sullivan will be part of this after signing a new one year extension.

He told The Official Blackburn Rovers Website: “Blackburn is like home to me as I’ve been here since I was 15. So I’m just happy it is all done now and I can get my head down and concentrate on my football.

“We were talking about the new deal before the new manager came in, so it is a bit of a confidence booster as he could have said no. So hopefully he sees a bit of potential in me.

Loan spells with Southport, Accrington Stanley and most recently Barnsley (who have constantly tracked him since!!) had seen him get football to help his development but now the twenty two year old needs to get this more regularly at Ewood Park.

O’Sullivan has played for Rovers six times so far and now he’s looking to impress Paul Lambert enough to become a regular.

Also saying: “I’m looking forward to working with the new manager now, he has ideas that suit me so hopefully he’ll give me a chance in the long run. The training has been tough, but it has been different, and the tempo of training has been outstanding. I think we needed that just a little bit to give us the lift that we needed.

“I think on Saturday we showed a lot more work-rate than we had previously because of the week’s training we had with the new gaffer. It has been tough, but it has been very good.

“My job now is to make it difficult for him to leave me out of the team. I have that comfort now that I have a bit of time to show him what kind of player I am, and hopefully he likes me and gives me a chance.

In my honest opinion this is a good move as it’ll give Rovers extra security with O’Sullivan but should also give him the confidence boost that he’s part of the future plans of Lambert who (you’d think) will give him a chance if he warrants this!!

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