Blackburn's O'Sullivan set for Rochdale loan

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HITC Sport understands Blackburn winger is set for Rochdale loan move.

Blackburn Rovers midfielder John O'Sullivan is set to join Rochdale before the close of the emergency loan window, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

O'Sullivan has found himself down the pecking order at Ewood Park this season, making just one start and two brief substitute appearances.

New Rovers boss Paul Lambert is willing to loan out O'Sullivan so that he can get regular football under his belt before returning to challenge for a first-team spot.

The 22-year-old is highly-rated at Blackburn and recently signed a new 12-month contract extension to keep him at Ewood Park.

O'Sullivan has enjoyed three spells out on loan in the last 18 months with stints at Southport, Accrington Stanley and Barnsley.

The Republic of Ireland Under-21 international is content to go out on loan again to be playing regularly and to continue his development.

A number of clubs have made enquiries about O'Sullivan, but Rochdale have won the race for the attacker's signature.

O'Sullivan, who has agreed a one-month deal at Spotland, is set to go straight into the squad for this weekend's clash with Port Vale.

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