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Man City’s Byrne joins Blackburn

2 Jul

Jack Byrne

Jack Byrne is yet to make a first-team appearance for Manchester City

Blackburn Rovers have signed Manchester City midfielder Jack Byrne on a season-long loan.

Byrne, 20, has represented the Republic of Ireland at Under-21 level and was called up to train with the senior squad in the lead-up to Euro 2016, only to miss out on a spot in France.

He spent last season on loan with SC Cambuur in the Dutch Eredivisie, scoring four goals in 27 games.

“He is a wonderful young player who can only get better,” boss Owen Coyle said.

Talking to BBC Radio Lancashire, Coyle added: “At 19 he went to a foreign country and showed he was a top player in that league and now he’s ready to step into the Championship and show his quality.”

The signing is new boss Coyle’s fifth addition of the summer.

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