Loan Watch: Gallagher's Blackburn leave it late

By SFC Media time Mon 13 Feb Loan Watch
Photo by Reuters | Sam Gallagher in action

Sam Gallagher’s Blackburn Rovers left it late again on the weekend, as an 85th minute own goal earned them a point against Rotherham United.

Jon Taylor put bottom-of-the-table Rotherham ahead early in the second half, as he thumped in from Joe Newell’s pass.

Richard O’Donnell then put on a fine display in goal to keep the visitors at bay, and Gallagher had an opportunity to level but fired over from a good position.

The equaliser eventually came five minutes from time when Stephen Kelly turned substitute Connor Mahoney’s in-swinging corner into his own net.

Rovers’ first away point since December sees them remain in the bottom three, but gain a point on Burton Albion who lost away to Brighton.

Elsewhere, Jason McCarthy suffered a 4-1 defeat with Walsall away at Bolton Wanderers.

Despite taking an early lead through Erhun Otzumer’s 40-yard goal of the season contender, the Saddlers were pegged back on 15 minutes through Gary Madine.

A James O’Connor own goal then gave the hosts the lead before strikes from Liam Trotter and Chris Long completed the scoreline.

The defeat sees Walsall drop to 12th in League One.

In Spain, Paulo Gazzaniga played 90 minutes in Rayo Vallecano’s 2-1 defeat away to Mallorca.

The hosts flew to an early lead, as Junior Lago netted on 15 minutes before Emmanuel Culio converted from the spot just five minutes later.

Alex Moreno’s early second-half strike gave Vallecano a way back into the fixture, but the hosts held out to secure all three points.

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