Hanley keen to kick on

Rovers youngster delighted at successful comeback

Henley: Delight at return

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Blackburn's fit-again youngster Grant Hanley is looking to 'kick on' after making his comeback in their reserves this week.

The 18-year-old won a first-team debut at Aston Villa in Rovers' final game of last season and signed a new contract at Ewood Park over the summer.

He has since been sidelined with a knee problem, but the 18-year-old made his comeback in the 1-1 draw with Bolton reserves on Tuesday.

Hanley admitted his fitness was suffering in the contest, although with a few more games under his belt he will soon be at 100 per cent.

Kick on

"I enjoyed it. It was a bit tough going and I was struggling to get my second wind, but I was glad to get it under my belt and I will kick on now," Hanley told the club's official website.

"Just near the end of pre-season I got the injury and I think it has been seven or eight weeks now. It is frustrating trying to get back to fitness, but I have been working hard every day and I'm glad it's done now and I'm back to fitness.

"It was bone bruising in my knee and I struggled to get over it. It took a while, but it is right enough now."