Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper Andy Fisher has left Ewood Park to join National League North side FC United of Manchester.
The Championship club confirmed the move for the 20-year-old who heads to the non-league side on a one-month loan.
— Blackburn Rovers (@Rovers) February 8, 2019
January’s transfer window may have closed for teams in England, but the rules on loans in the National League differ from that in the EFL and Premier League.
It is the youngster’s first temporary spell out of the club, having not featured this season for Tony Mowbray.
Fisher has been in the side thrice last year in a trio of EFL Trophy group games that the Championship club were invited to be a part of.
A confident and commanding keeper, who had been third choice at Ewood Park will now get the chance to have regular football for a month.
In August 2018, the highly-rated young stopper put pen-to-paper on a fresh three-year deal to keep him at the Blackburn until 2021, and this is the next step to his progression at the Lancashire club.
This is a good move all round for both teams and the player himself.
At 20, this is the time where, if not playing in the first-team you need a loan out to start to experience first-team men’s football.
A month away is the perfect amount of time for his maiden exit from the club to get first-team football.
Having signed a new deal, there is every hope and expectation he rises through the ranks at Ewood Park and eventually moves from third choice to first choice in the coming years.