Date: 22nd December 2014 at 8:23am
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Blackburn Rovers midfielder John O’Sullivan is now back with the club at the end of his loan spell with Accrington Stanley.

O’Sullivan’s enjoyed a successful three-month loan in League 2 with Accrington, which has benefited him and could well mean that we’ll reap the benefits in the end (as Accrington had during his loan) as Gary Bowyer has been watching him closely.

A player that’s between the Development Squad and first-team squad is better off getting football at Football League level as it’s “the real world” with Bowyer left delighted by what he’s seen of the Irishman.

Bowyer told The Official Website: “I’m delighted for him. We’ve had him watched, we’ve had him monitored as we do with all our loan players.

“My personal opinion is that these young players are better playing that football than Under-21 football.

“It is the real world and he’s grown up a little bit from being there.


The Republic of Ireland Under-21 International isn’t assured of a place in the Rovers first-team squad now but after his performances (and goals) with Accrington, which was a step up from his time in the Conference last season, he’s not done his chances any harm at all.

Bowyers says that we’ll “see how he’s improved and assess him from there” and I think that’ll possible mean we sent him out on loan once more in the New Year but would be looking at League 1 level this time as there wouldn’t be too much benefit of a spell in League 2 again would there??

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