Mike Egerton
Moving On

Blackburn terminate Irish winger O'Sullivan's contract by mutual agreement

The 23-year-old had been with the Ewood Park club since leaving Belvedere at the age of 15.

JOHN O’SULLIVAN’S EIGHT-YEAR association with Blackburn Rovers has come to an end after the winger and the Championship club mutually agreed to terminate his contract.

O’Sullivan, who joined Blackburn from Belvedere at the age of 15, made just six first-team appearances for the Ewood Park outfit.

The 23-year-old was sent out on loan to the likes of Barnsley, Rochdale and — most recently — Accrington Stanley, for whom he has played 25 times this season. It’s understood that Accrington are keen to sign O’Sullivan to a permanent deal now that he is free to join a new club.

“The club would like to thank John for his hard work and dedication during his time at Ewood Park and wishes him every success for his future career,” Blackburn Rovers said in a statement.

O’Sullivan, who has represented the Republic of Ireland up as far as U21 level, thanked Blackburn in a message posted on Twitter.

He said: “Having been with Blackburn Rovers since I’m 15 years old and coming up through the academy with many ups and downs, at this stage of my career I’ve made the decision to leave the club by mutual consent.

“I would just like to thank everyone at Blackburn for giving me the opportunity and a special thanks to all the staff in the background for your hard work throughout these years.

“I wish the club all the best in the future.”

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