Blackburn Rovers youngster Jack O’Connell has been named the League Two defender of the season by Sky Sports’ FL72 show.

The 20-year-old, who has spent the campaign on loan at Rochdale, was handpicked for the honour by pundit Peter Beagrie.

O’Connell has helped Dale, managed by former Rovers defender Keith Hill, to promotion.

And Hill’s side could win the title tomorrow with victory at Newport County.