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Blackburn land Swansea youngster Matt Grimes

Swansea midfielder Matt Grimes has joined Blackburn on a three-month emergency loan.

The England Under-20 international is set to make his debut in Rovers' Sky Bet Championship home game with Fulham on Tuesday.

Grimes has made seven appearances for Swansea since joining from League Two Exeter in January 2015, and joins a side who sit 19th in the second tier.

The 20-year-old scored his first Swansea goal in the 3-0 Capital One Cup victory over York in August and made his first Barclays Premier League start at Crystal Palace at the end of December.

"I'm hoping to get some games under my belt in the Championship and I'm hoping that I can help this massive club climb up the league table," Grimes told Blackburn's website.

"It is such a good level and such a big club, getting games in the Championship is my priority at this moment in time and I couldn't think of a better club to be doing it at."

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