Bunn extends stay

Last updated : 31 December 2009 By Bladesmadeditor

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Blackburn Rovers have allowed Mark Bunn to extend his loan at Sheffield United. The Lancashire club originally agreed terms with the goalkeeper and the Blades in August for an initial 1-month loan, but after impressive performances in goal, Kevin Blackwell opted to add a few more months on to his loan, something which Rovers were happy to do.

Now the Premier League outfit have allowed the former Northampton shot-stopper to stay with United. Kevin Blackwell is happy for Bunn to stay at the Lane despite the 25-year-old having his highs and lows in recent months, but it must be said, four clean sheets in the last four home games is something no to be ignored.

On securing his services, Kevin Blackwell said: "I have seen a massive improvement in Mark in the last few weeks. He had an injury, then lost form but he has come back well and look assured ever since.

"I am happy to have him here, not only for his capabilities but also because he is fit and gives us continuity. At least that is one part of the jigsaw in place, because to have to start again with a new goalkeeper and possibly a new centre-half would be a big backward step.

"Both Blackburn and ourselves want to see him keep improving, that is why he is here. Decision making in first team matches is crucial, it is not in the Reserves, and playing in the Championship for us is what he needs."

Blackburn do have a 24-hour recall option, and they haven't denied Bunn in featuring in any of United's FA Cup ties, so he'll be available on Sunday against Queens Park Rangers.