Chase on for Rovers starlet

Clubs look at Blackburn striker

By Graeme Bailey - Tweet me: @skygraemebailey.   Last Updated: 11/06/11 4:24pm

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A clutch of clubs are looking to sign Blackburn starlet Tom Hitchcock, skysports.com understands.

The young Rovers striker is rated very highly at Ewood Park, and they are now ready to let him leave to gain some first-team experience.

Rovers, though, are only looking at a short-term loan at first for the 18-year-old, as they want to keep a close eye on his progress.

It is understood that Yeovil, Bristol Rovers and Macclesfield are amongst a number of clubs ready to take him.

Rovers may consider extending the deal to a season-long one, if they are happy with his progress.

Blackburn boss Steve Kean is looking to promote from within and only this week confirmed that previous loanees Jason Lowe and Nick Blackman would be part of the first-team squad after impressing away from the club last year.

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