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Johno returns to the Reds

8 August 2016

John O'Sullivan has returned to Accrington Stanley for a second spell, signing a six month loan spell from Blackburn Rovers.

The 22-year-old was John Coleman's first signing on the manager's return to the Wham Stadium in October 2014 where the winger scored four goals as the Reds finished mid-table.

He has since been on loan at Barnsley, Rochdale and Bury and had chances to go out on loan to League One sides but chose to return to Accrington.

“Johno is an exciting player,” said Coleman. “I had him at Southport and at Accrington and it's a big opportunity for him.

“He was exceptional with us and was exceptional in his spell at Barnsley after he left us. it didn't quite work out on loan at Rochdale and Bury for him but it's a big chance for him to kick start his career now.

“I have tried to get him back here a number of times and I am delighted he is here.”

O'Sullivan said: “I had a good spell here last time and it's great to come back and see the familiar faces.

“I with Coley at Southport when I was 18 for half a season and did well and then when he got the Accrington job I was his first signing and it was my first taste of league football.

“The gaffer here just gets me and he likes to play attacking football which is what I want.

“He said to me ‘Come and play here and I will get you back to your best'  and that's what you want to hear."

O'Sullivan added: "Blackburn manager Owen Coyle has been great with me but there are three or four different wingers in front of me who would get into any Championship team and at my age I need to be playing regularly.

"I need to show him what I can offer and I feel I can do that playing here."


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