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Lawrence extends Ewood stay

5 January 2016

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Rovers are pleased to announce that Welsh international Tom Lawrence will remain with the club for a further month.

The 21-year-old, who joined on loan from Leicester City in August and scored twice in 19 league appearances during the first half of the season, has now extended his stay at Ewood Park until January 31st.

A product of Manchester United’s youth system, Lawrence had loan spells away from Old Trafford at Carlisle United and Yeovil Town, before making a deadline day move to Leicester in the summer of 2014.

He enjoyed a brief loan spell in the Championship with Rotherham last season, before returning to the King Power Stadium to play his part in the Foxes’ successful fight for survival.

The versatile forward, who can play out wide or off the frontman, linked up with Rovers in the early stages of the season, making his debut just 24 hours after putting pen-to-paper away at Brighton.

He enjoyed an Ewood debut to remember, scoring a superb goal and claiming an assist, as Rovers secured their first victory of the season at home to Charlton Athletic. 

Impressive performances for Rovers saw Lawrence called up to the senior Wales squad and he earned his first cap as a second-half substitute in their final Euro qualifier against Andorra.

He was on the scoresheet at Ewood again in November, netting the equaliser in a 1-1 draw against Brentford, before being handed his first start for Wales in a friendly against Holland just six days later.

Lawrence, who turns 22 next week, has been given permission by his parent club to play for Rovers in Saturday’s FA Cup third round tie at Newport County.

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