Blackburn Rovers starlet Lewis Travis broke into the first team picture thanks to an impressive pre-season this Summer. However, the versatile youngster has only featured three times in the Championship this season – and all those appearances have come off the bench.
The 20-year-old has made two starts in the EFL Cup against Carlisle United and Lincoln City, picking up two assists. He also came off the bench in Rovers late defeat to Bournemouth in the Third Round.
The youngster was hoping to go out on loan for the season to gain some important first team football, rather than playing an insignificant role in Blackburn Rovers’ rise to 10th place – one point away from the Championship Play-Off positions.
Manager Tony Mowbray has discussed what the short-term future holds for the youngster, and the potential loan move away from Ewood Park in the January transfer window.
He spoke to the Lancashire Telegraph:
“I’ve had him in my office, we sat with his advisors and talked through the scenarios of what happens up until January.
“He played in our first team, it wasn’t a case of him never making the bench or not getting on the pitch, he’s been part of the team.
“Most managers wouldn’t have even considered letting him leave on loan because he was having an effect on our first team.
“There’s every chance he will get some game-time between now and January and he should be delighted to be playing for Blackburn Rovers’ first team and his career moving in the right direction.
“Ultimately we will speak again in January and if he wants to go out on loan and play 20 games until the end of the season then we will consider what’s best for his development, or whether, because of his ability, we think he can get in our team and then he will stay because we want to be as successful as we can.”