English Championship giants Blackburn Rovers have announced that young striker Brandon Lonsdale has joined Macclesfield FC on loan until the start of next year. Blackburn Rovers made the announcement earlier on Friday. It was revealed that the player will join Macclesfield FC on a short-term loan from Blackburn Rovers until January 3.

Lonsdale, 19, is a third year scholar at Blackburn Rovers and he will link-up with the Silkmen for the next five weeks.

The development of young Blackburn Rovers attacker Lonsdale was curtailed last season due to injury. He missed the majority of last season as a result of injury. Lonsdale made his debut for the Blackburn Rovers u-23 team during the away game against Brighton and Hove Albion two months ago.Lonsdale was recently on loan at Northern Premier League team Lancaster City, where he found the back of net with a late winner in the 2-1 win over Gainsborough Trinity as the FA Trophy is concerned and he will spent the next month on loan at Macclesfield FC who are in second place on the Northwest Counties Premier Division table. Macclesfield FC will take on Northwich Victoria away from home in the league this weekend.

In a related development, Blackburn Rovers and fellow English Championship clubBristol City have been linked with a move for Drogheda United right-back James Brown. This was revealed via a report from the Irish Independent whichstated that Brown is a target for clubs in England. The right-back is one of four players who could leave League of Ireland Premier Division side Drogheda United for clubs in England and Scotland.

Brown has been one of the best right-backs in the League of Ireland Premier Division over the past two seasons, netting twice plus 11 assists. He has been at Drogheda United since January 2019.