BLACKBURN Rovers boss Michael Appleton revealed he is delighted to be welcoming back Ipswich Town loanee Bradley Orr to Ewood Park, after Saturday’s round of fixtures.

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Orr, who has featured 12 times for the Blues during his temporary stint at Portman Road, is set to return to Lancashire after Ipswich’s game against his former club, Bristol City, at the weekend.

The full-back had looked set to remain at Ipswich for the rest of the season, after an agreement was made between the two clubs, but Rovers have now reneged on the deal.

“One-hundred per cent he’ll be back here after Saturday’s game to be a Blackburn player,” said Appleton, whose first game in charge of his new club ended in a 2-1 defeat at home to Charlton.

“He is someone I have tried to sign a couple of times, he’s got a vast experience of the championship.

“He’s very vocal, he’s a good character, a good personality and he is someone who I’d rather have in my side than up against me.

“For me it is almost like a new signing, he’s a lad that has got lots and lots of games in the championship and someone that is going to be vital for us between now and the end of the season.”

12 comments

  • Therein lies the folly of loanees. Any modicum of success & they get recalled by the parent club - as with Orr. Anything more than that & various other clubs are alerted & the player gets a better offer - i e Campbell. On the other hand if they turn out to be rubbish you're stuck with them & they are happy to pick up inflated wages in the meantime. It's not as if this system has not already been discredited here over the past couple of seasons - yet we persist. Sad to think that young Hewitt may now get his chance - simply because we have run out of loanees to take his place.

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    Old Timer

    Monday, January 21, 2013

  • We I am sure we all want some stability and give mr Appleby our support and hope he has early success but I think if this story on Bradley is true then he needs to watch his back as this man was Steve Keens yes man and since Bradley left we have improved. Please do not play him?

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    Dave

    Monday, January 21, 2013

  • BO was a good stop gap loan but one thing he doesn't have is 'pace' and was caught out a number of times here by pacey wide men or can I say wingers.

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    Brian Betts

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013

  • Done OK for us, but judging by the lack of effort on Sat against Barnsley he needs to go back now as his head is not here but at Blackburn good luck but you have been paid well and kept a promising young player out of the team which we need to play ASAP.

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    finchk702

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013

  • What a hypocrite mccarthy is, he stated no loans and the team are full of old cast-off hasbeen loaned players. Its a shame with all his wealth evans cannot manage to get a decent upstanding manager like in the good old days of Ramsey and Robson!!!

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    ged scott

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013

  • Very good player, good loan signing, well done Mick. Shame he can't stay for longer. ITFC's defence has been much more solid with Bradley playing in it.

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    Warkys_Tash

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013

  • Oh dear Steroo Hewitt had not completely recovered from his ops while Bradley was installed into the back 4. What is not broken dont fix it until you need to. A loan to temporarily fill a gap does make sense. If not you would be signing 5 full backs on 3 year contracts to cover all eventualities.

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    bristan

    Monday, January 21, 2013

  • give young hewitt a run you know what they say if your good enough your old enough,COYB.

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    david peters

    Monday, January 21, 2013

  • He did an OK job and was paid good money for the task, he has also stopped a very good youngster from getting games under his belt. From his effort on Sat he is now thinking of Blackburn not town so hope he does not play at Bristol give Hewitt his chance.

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    finchk702

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013

  • Ignoring the negative comments which will surely appear on here soon I thought Bradley did well for us whilst here and helped settle the defence into a solid unit. Best of luck Bradley for the future.

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    bristan

    Monday, January 21, 2013

  • BO was a good stop gap loan but one thing he doesn't have is 'pace' and was caught out a number of times here by pacey wide men or can I say wingers. But best of luck BO and thanks for your efforts.

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    Brian Betts

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013

  • Utterly pointless loan (x 2) by Mick the No Loans Man that must have been highly demoralising for Hewitt. Hopefully No Loans will actually give Hewitt a chance now....

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    Rob Steroo

    Monday, January 21, 2013

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