Blackburn Rovers: Josh Morris joins Fleetwood Town on loan

Fleetwood Town have signed Josh Morris on a one-month loan deal from Lancashire neighbours Blackburn Rovers.

Morris, who can play at left-back or on the left side of midfield, made his debut as a second-half substitute in Tuesday's 4-0 home defeat by Plymouth.

"I've been on the bench a lot at Blackburn and not played," the 22-year-old told BBC Radio Lancashire.

"I'm at a stage of my career where I need to play as many games as I can. It's a great opportunity."

Morris has played 22 times for Blackburn and also had loan spells with Yeovil, Rotherham and Carlisle.

Post-match: Fleetwood boss Alexander

Meanwhile, Fleetwood manager Graham Alexander was extremely upset as his side lost more ground in the battle for automatic promotion from League Two.

"I'm a realist and a professional, and getting beaten 4-0 isn't good enough," Alexander said, whose side are currently sixth in the table.

"Before I look for any positives out of that, I have to confront the negatives.

"There's a difference between playing and competing. We played, but I don't think we competed.

"That's the worst feeling I've had all season. I'm really disappointed. I'm not clever enough to come up with a better word than 'disappointed' that isn't a swear word."