Tom White has seen his loan spell at Hartlepool United end – but a return to the Victoria Park hasn’t been ruled out.

The Rovers retained list announced the departure of White after two years at Ewood Park in which he failed to make a first-team appearance.

He has spent much of that time out on loan, his latest spell coming in the second half of this season with Hartlepool United, helping them reach the National League play-offs in his 10 appearances.

However, the last of those came on April 2, and the 24-year-old’s time comes to an end ahead of the end of season play-offs, his loan expiring on May 15.

Pools boss Dave Challinor, who previously took Tyler Magloire on loan from Rovers, says White’s contractual situation means the club may still make a move for White on a permanent deal.

He told the Hartlepool Mail: "Tom is a victim of the competition we’ve got in midfield.

“We’ll see where we are with Whitey because it’s the end of this chapter but it’s by no means the end if you like. We’ll see where things are for next season because he’s obviously being released by Blackburn.

"He’s been great here and it’s been difficult for him but he’s acted unbelievably well and professional in what he’s done.”

White played 10 times for Hartlepool after 14 appearances for Bolton in the first half of the season. That was a reunion with manager Ian Evatt who he previously worked with at Barrow, playing a key role in their promotion from the National League in 2020.

He arrived at Rovers in 2019 on a two year, signing from non-league side Gateshead and would make eight appearances for the Under-23s.