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New deal for O'Sullivan

24 November 2015

Rovers are pleased to announce that John O'Sullivan has extended his stay with the club.

The attacking midfielder has put pen-to-paper on a one-year contract extension, which will keep him at Ewood Park until June 2017.

"Blackburn is like home to me as I've been here since I was 15," said O'Sullivan. "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."

The Academy graduate has come through the ranks at Rovers, before enjoying loan spells at Southport, Accrington Stanley and Barnsley.

O'Sullivan has six senior appearances for Rovers to date, with his aim now to impress Paul Lambert after enjoying the first week under the new boss.

"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," added the 22-year-old.

"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."

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