Saints striker Sam Gallagher has joined Blackburn on a season long loan.

The 20-year-old will hope to reignite his career during his time with the Championship club after a tough couple of years.

Gallagher burst onto the scene at Saints in the 2013/14 season, when he made 20 first team appearances, scoring two goals.

However, difficulties on and off the pitch halted his progress, and he hasn’t played a first team game at Saints since.

He was loaned to MK Dons last season, but returned to Saints in January.