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Eager to make his mark

3 January 2015

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John O'Sullivan hopes his impressive loan spell with Accrington Stanley can see him earn more first team chances with Rovers.

The Republic of Ireland Under-21 international has just the one senior appearance for Rovers - as a second half substitute in Rovers' 1-1 draw over Birmingham City on the final day of the 2012-13 season.

But after returning from a three-month spell with Stanley in which he scored four goals in 13 appearances, the attacking midfielder hopes to catch the eye of Rovers boss Gary Bowyer.

"I'm happy to be back, said O'Sullivan. "I had a great spell with Accrington but Blackburn is like home to me so it is good to be back with the lads.

"Whilst I'm here I'll try my hardest to get into the team and if the gaffer wants to give me a chance then I'm ready to take it. I've been here since I was 15 and it has always been my goal to play for Blackburn.

"I've played once a couple of years ago, but that is in the past, I need to fight to get another chance in the team to show what I can do.

"I've trained with the lads every day, I've watched hundreds of games in the Championship, and you have to be realistic to yourself and what you are capable of and I've no doubts that I am capable of playing for Blackburn.

"If I get in and get the chance I have to show everyone that I am good enough, it isn't just talking about how good you are, you need to get on and show that, which I did against Birmingham."

Fans can pay on the day at the Valley this afternoon, cash only from the Jimmy Seed South Stand. Admission prices are £10 for Adults and £5 Concessions.

Rovers Player will have full 90-minute audio coverage of the match from 2.45pm.

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