Jacob Davenport has landed a short team deal in League Two, eight months on from his Ewood Park departure.

The midfielder saw his four-year spell with Rovers end last summer, and then a short-term deal at Lincoln City expire in January.

He has now signed for Stockport County on a deal until the end of the season as he looks to get his career back on track.

Davenport played 36 times during an injury-hit time at Rovers having joined from Manchester City.

He left the club when his contract expired, later joining League One side Lincoln in September on a short-term deal.

Having left the club without making a league start, he spent time training with County and has now agreed a contract until the end of the season.

He impressed in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Everton, and will look to make his mark at Edgeley Park.

County’s Director of Football, Simon Wilson said: “Jacob is a talented player, brave with and without the ball who, after four years at Blackburn, has found himself in between things.

“He has been with us the last couple of weeks so we could take a look at each other.

“The conversations have developed and we have agreed on something short-term and mutually beneficial until the end of the season.

“Jacob adds further depth the holding midfield area and gives natural balance, being left footed.”

Stockport will be hoping that Davenport can help push their promotion claims, with County sixth in the League Two table, four points off an automatic promotion spot with a game in hand.