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Blackburn fans applaud debut performance from Everton loanee Jarrad Branthwaite

Blackburn Rovers v Stoke City - Sky Bet Championship
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Blackburn fans applaud debut performance from Everton loanee Jarrad Branthwaite

Jarrad Branthwaite only completed his loan move away from Everton earlier this week, but he made his debut for Blackburn Rovers on Saturday afternoon in the Championship.

The 18-year-old is a highly-rated defender that has exited the Toffees on loan for the second half of the season.

He was thrown straight into the deep end this weekend, as he completed 90 minutes in Blackburn’s 1-1 draw at home to Stoke City in a league match.

The 6ft 5in colossus joined the Merseyside giants last January from Carlisle United and Carlo Ancelotti’s side have decided he needs some regular senior minutes elsewhere to continue his development, which is why they loaned him out to a team in the second-tier.

Blackburn are a mid-table side with quality in their ranks, but they have a seven-point deficit to try overcome if they want to get into the play-off picture.

Blackburn Rovers v Stoke City - Sky Bet Championship

(Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

A selection of Blackburn supporters on social media believe that Branthwaite was extremely impressive on his debut for them, as he looked strong and assertive in the backline.

The Everton loanee is a ball-playing centre-back that is confident on the ball and he did make five first-team appearances for the club before his January transfer.

Here are some Blackburn fans discussing Branthwaite’s first contribution for them:

 

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