After Jack Byrne's successful time with Dutch side Cambuur last season, there were high hopes when it was announced he would join Blackburn on loan from Man City.
The possibility of the club being renamed 'Jack Byrne Rovers' entered the mind.
The 20-year-old's time at the Championship side has been a disappointment, though. The loan was initially supposed to be a season-long deal. However, Blackburn manager Owen Coyle, quoted by the Lancashire Telegraph, has said that Byrne's time at the club is almost certainly up.
I have had dialogue with Manchester City over Jack Byrne who we know is a very talented player.
He will have a terrific career but I think it’s important Jack gets some game-time and he’s not had that of late.
To be fair he has been ill over Christmas. The likelihood is that Jack will return to Manchester City and get some game-time, whether that be with another loan spell or in the youth teams.
Byrne made just four appearances for Blackburn in the Championship. The last of those came back in August. His last appearance in any competition for Blackburn, who are currently third from bottom of the league, was in the League Cup in September.
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