Blackburn have confirmed that exciting youngster Joe Rankin-Costello has signed a new contract that will keep him at Ewood Park until the summer of 2024.
— Blackburn Rovers (@Rovers) June 4, 2021
The 21-year-old was handed his first-team league debut by Tony Mowbray in January last year and he has kept himself in the picture since thanks to a host of impressive performances for the team.
Rankin-Costello featured in 14 Championship fixtures this season, with injuries halting his progress at times.
Nevertheless, he is seen as a top talent to emerge from the club’s academy and Rovers announced on their official site today that he had agreed fresh terms that will see the player commit his long-term future to the club.
As you would expect, the news went down very well with the support, who expect Rankin-Costello to play a prominent role in the XI moving forward.
Here we look at some of the reaction to the player update from Twitter…
Superb. That has cheered me up this Friday. Well done Joe, well deserved.
— Ewood Loyal (@EwoodLoyal) June 4, 2021
Tremendous news 👏🙌
— Mark Whittle (@MarkWhittle1) June 4, 2021
Superb news. Now, let's keep him out of the physio room!
— Jonathan (@Muddboy27) June 4, 2021
Happy days hopefully see him in his attacking role
— Callum Atkins (@CallumAtkins1) June 4, 2021
The most important arguably out of all the out of contract players. Love it
— Ieuan Spencer (@ieuanspencer) June 4, 2021
This is the content we like to see! Buzzing @joercostello and always knew you’d come good despite that early injury for the U23 set up!
— James Baron (@RoverZealous23) June 4, 2021
As good as any signing for me that 👏
— Rick McGurty (@RickMcGurty94) June 4, 2021