Jacob Davenport reflects on ‘very, very few opportunities’ at Blackburn Rovers

Jacob Davenport has discussed leaving Rovers for the first time to admit his frustration with the lack of playing time.

Rovers announced last month that they would not extend the contract of Davenport who joined the club in 2018.

He managed just 36 appearances through injury at Ewood Park and is disappointed he hasn’t been given more chances to impress in the first team.

Davenport failed to make an appearance in 2022, despite being available for much of the second half of the season, and impressing in the 3-1 win over Sheffield United in November, his first start the country.

There were fleeting moments of promise, signing a partnership with Lewis Travis at the start of 2021, but he never made three consecutive starts at any point in his Rovers career, and unable to ever cement his place in the league. ‘crew.

Writing on social media about his departure, Davenport said: “After four years at Rovers I just wanted to thank the players, staff and fans for their support.

“It was an honor to play for such a big club even though it was frustrating to have very, very few opportunities to show my talent.

“All the best for the future.”

The 23-year-old had interest on a loan from Scottish Premiership Aberdeen in January, and the Dons are reportedly still interested in Davenport who is now available on a free transfer.

There had been talks at Rovers over the possibility of extending Davenport’s deal, but his contract was not renewed and is now free to find a new club.

He played 10 times for Rovers in 2021/22, with his best return of any campaign coming in 2020/21 when he played 16 times, scoring what turned out to be his only goal for the club in the game draw 2-2 with Brentford.

Davenport was Rovers’ second signing after promotion from League One, joining on a four-year deal, for an undisclosed fee, from boyhood club Manchester City.


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