Blackburn Rovers boss Paul Lambert confident of Tom Lawrence extension

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Blackburn boss Paul Lambert says the club are confident they will be able to extend Tom Lawrence’s loan from Leicester for the remainder of the season.

The former Manchester United youngster moved to Ewood Park in the summer and has impressed, netting twice in his 21 appearances to date.

Lawrence started at the tip of a midfield diamond in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Cardiff but that was the last game of his loan spell.

Lambert had previously stated his desire to keep hold of the 21-year-old should the Foxes be keen on the deal and he has now reiterated that he wants Lawrence to stay.

Regular football could certainly benefit Lawrence, with the midfielder currently looking to earn his place in Wales’ squad for this summer’s European Championships in France.

A strong run of form could also help Blackburn rise up the table but Rovers have struggled over Christmas, losing on their last three outings.

Their run has seen the Lancashire outfit move out to 41.00 to be promoted, while they are now 34.00 for relegation.

Having Lawrence on board will certainly help Blackburn move up the Championship standings and Lambert is optimistic a deal will be done to keep him.

Lambert told the Lancashire Telegraph: “We’ve spoken to Leicester and they are happy for him to come here for the rest of the season, which is good. We’re happy to extend it so we’ll try and work on that in the next few days.

“I spoke to Tom in the last few days and he seems quite happy so we’ll try and get that done.”

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