Blackburn Rovers' manager heaps praise on new signing Jack Byrne 2 years ago

Blackburn Rovers' manager heaps praise on new signing Jack Byrne

Owen Coyle is a big fan of Jack Byrne.

The 20-year-old Irish midfielder joined Blackburn Rovers earlier this week on a season-long loan from Manchester City, and the club's manager has had some high praise for the player.

Coyle claims that Byrne, who spent last season on-loan with SC Cambuur in the Netherlands, can be a key part of the club's battle for promotion to the Premier League, and be the difference in the final third for the team.

"He's got great set-play delivery, he can find that final pass, he can score a goal himself, he's just turned 20 now, so he's set for a huge career I think," the former Republic of Ireland international told the club's website.

"He can find a pass for the Danny Graham's and the Anthony Stokes’ of this world, and the wide players that we've got."

Coyle also revealed that he's been following the player's career for a number of years.

"Jack Byrne is a player that I’ve known for years, since he came over from Dublin as a young kid."

"I get excited watching him. I think he’s a wonderful talent, who can only get better, and a player who Manchester City have got very high hopes for."

"As I say, when you go to a foreign country at 19 and you step in to that environment and you show you’re a top player in that league, then I think now he's ready to step into the Championship and show his quality here."

Blackburn will be worth keeping an eye on next season as there's a strong Irish contingent at the club. Byrne will link up with Anthony Stokes, Shane Duffy and Darragh Lenihan at the club.