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John Buckley




Date of birth






Despite struggling to get a consistent run in the side last year due to injury, the central midfielder still managed to make 18 appearances for the Academy scoring one goal.

A very gifted footballer, who is good on the ball and has an eye for a pass. John has progressed to be on the fringes of the Under-23s.

After making his debut as a substitute against Norwich in September 2017, he followed it up a week later with his first start for the development squad in a 4-0 win over Fulham.

The talented teenager put pen-to-paper on his first professional contract in 2017, which will keep him at Ewood Park until at least the summer of 2020.

Buckley, who joined the club as a six-year-old, has risen through Rovers’ youth ranks and has played a pivotal role in the 2017-18 season’s FA Youth Cup campaign, which saw the Under-18s progress to the fifth round stage.

Appearance statistics:

Season 2017-18    
Competition Apps Goals
Premier League 2 1 (1 sub) 0
Premier League Cup 0 (0 sub) 0
Lancashire Senior Cup 0 (0 sub) 0
U18 Premier League 9 (0 sub) 0
FA Youth Cup 3 (0 sub) 0
U18 Premier League Cup 2 (0 sub) 0
Season 2016-17    
Competition Apps Goals
U18 Premier League 13 (5 sub) 1
FA Youth Cup 0 (0 sub) 0
Season 2015-16    
Competition Apps Goals
U18 Premier League 1 (1 sub) 0
FA Youth Cup 0 (0 sub) 0
Statistics last updated: 15th January 2018