Blackburn Rovers youngsters Matty Platt and Sam Hart have returned to Ewood park after their loan spells with League One sides Accrington Stanley and Rochdale respectively.

Blackburn Rovers announced on their club website that young defenders Matty Platt and Sam Hart have ended their loan spells with Accrington Stanley and Rochdale.

Rovers left-back Sam Hart played 14 times in all competitions for Keith Hill’s Rochdale side in the first half of the League One campaign. Playing 11 times in the League, Hart played for Rochdale in the FA Cup and EFL Trophy. Hill praised the 22-year-old for his commitment in his time at Spotland, telling the club website:

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“I must thank Sam. He is a great lad and he has been a real pleasure to work with. I wish him every success in his footballing future.”

On the other hand, 21-year-old defender Matty Platt returns to Ewood Park after a less successful spell in League One. During his time with Accrington Stanley, Platt only made six appearances for John Coleman’s side, playing no times in the League. However, he played in four of Stanley’s games in the EFL Trophy, last playing in their victory over Lincoln City.

Before the January transfer window, Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray said that he would look at the option of bringing back some of his young players from their loan deals. Fellow Rovers youngsters Scott Wharton and Lewis Hardcastle have struggled for game time in their spells with League Two sides Lincoln City and Port Vale respectively.

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